Fishing

This page lists places to enjoy family fishing in the Tampa, Florida area.
Kids Tampa: Fishing - Fun 4 Tampa Kids
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Al Lopez Park

City park with sheltered picnic areas, nature trails, a playground & 2 ponds (one for fishing).

Type of Trail: Walking
Area: West Tampa (Westchase/Town and Country/Citrus Park)
4810 N. Himes Ave., Tampa, Florida, 33614
Inclusive Playground: Yes
Alderman's Ford Preserve

Lands on either side of the Alafia River from Alderman's Ford Park westward between SR 39 and Lithia Pinecrest Road. The hiking trail entrance is on t ...

Type of Trail: Walking
Area: East Tampa (Temple Terrace/Brandon)
8911 Turkey Creek Road, Lithia, Florida, 33567
Ballast Point Park

This neighborhood park, which dates back to Tampa’s earliest days, offers spectacular views of downtown Tampa. The park is full of shade trees, and of ...

Area: South Tampa (Includes Downtown, Hyde Park, Beach Park)
5300 Interbay Blvd., Tampa, Florida, 33611
Inclusive Playground: Yes
Bobby Hicks Park

Bobby Hicks Park, with playground and pier, provides a safe and fun environment. The City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department offers activities a ...

Area: South Tampa (Includes Downtown, Hyde Park, Beach Park)
4201 W. Mango Ave., Tampa, Florida, 33616
Clearwater Beach

Clearwater Beach is open daily with Beach Guards on duty from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Clearwater is rated the Best City Beach on the Gulf of Mexico wit ...

West on U.S. Hwy. 60, Clearwater, Florida, 33767
Dead River (Wilderness Regional Park)

Dead River is situated at the confluence of Dead River and the Hillsborough River. Nature lovers appreciate a scenic two-mile trail alongside the Hill ...

Type of Trail: Walking
Area: New Tampa (Wesley Chapel/Zephyrhills)
15098 Dead River Road, Thonotosassa, Florida, 33592
Diamondback Preserve

This 9-acre preserve features a tidal creek, hammock and mangrove forest on Old Tampa Bay north of the Howard Frankland bridge. Features include: ...

Type of Trail: Walking
Area: West Tampa (Westchase/Town and Country/Citrus Park)
5602 W. Gray Street, Tampa, Florida, 33609
Double Branch Bay Preserve

The estuarine system is composed of mangroves, tidal marshes, manmade islands, oyster bars, bayous and creeks. The upland area contains pine flatwoo ...

Type of Trail: Walking
Area: West Tampa (Westchase/Town and Country/Citrus Park)
12460 W. Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, Florida, 33635
E.G. Simmons Regional Park

E.G. Simmons Park has over 7 miles of shoreline. An additional 200 acres of Mangrove swamp has been preserved as a bird sanctuary. The Park features 1 ...

Area: Riverview/Apollo Beach/Ruskin
2401 19th Ave NW, Ruskin, Florida, 33570
Inclusive Playground: Yes
Edward Medard Regional Park

The park's main attraction is a 700-acre reservoir open for canoeing, boating and catch and release fishing. Located on what was once a phosphate m ...

Area: East Tampa (Temple Terrace/Brandon)
6140 Edward Medard Parkway, Plant City, Florida, 33567
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Florida has 3 million acres of freshwater lakes, 12,000 miles of rivers and streams, and more than 8,000 miles of coastline--all of which have fish. N ...

Free: Yes
Florida License Free Fishing Days

Free fishing days provide an excellent opportunity for parents who don't yet have licenses to take youth fishing, or avid anglers to introduce a frien ...

Free: Yes
Florida State Parks

The Florida State Parks System encompasses approximately 158 parks, including everything from museums and cultivated gardens to whole island and immen ...

Fred Howard Park

Fred Howard Park consists of 155 acres and the white sandy beach is a very popular north county swim area and also provides a perfect location for vis ...

1700 Sunset Dr., Tarpon Springs, Florida, 34689
Inclusive Playground: Yes
Gadsden Park

As one of Tampa's major parks, Gadsden Park offers many amenities and opportunities to every member of the family. Gadsden Park contains one of Tampa' ...

Type of Trail: Walking
Area: South Tampa (Includes Downtown, Hyde Park, Beach Park)
6901 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa, Florida, 33611
Inclusive Playground: Yes
Hillsborough River State Park

Opened in 1938, Hillsborough River State Park is one of Florida's first state parks; this original CCC Park is divided by the swiftly flowing Hillsbor ...

Type of Trail: Walking
Area: East Tampa (Temple Terrace/Brandon)
15402 U.S. 301 North, Thonotosassa, Florida, 33592
Inclusive Playground: Yes
Honeymoon Island State Park

Nature lovers will find osprey nests, a wide variety of shorebirds, and one of the few remaining virgin slash pine forests in South Florida. The park ...

Type of Trail: Walking
#1 Causeway Boulevard, Dunedin, Florida, 34698
Inclusive Playground: Yes
J.B. Sargeant (Wilderness Regional Park)

John B. Sargeant, Sr. Memorial Park, is best known for boating access to the Hillsborough River. Downriver, the Hillsborough River State Canoe Trail w ...

Type of Trail: Walking
Area: East Tampa (Temple Terrace/Brandon)
12702 N US Hwy. 301, Thonotosassa, Florida, 33592
Lake Rogers Regional Park

This 272-acre park was developed as a joint venture between Hillsborough County and the City of St. Petersburg. Natural features within the park inclu ...

Type of Trail: Walking
Area: North Tampa (Carrollwood/Odessa/Land O’ Lakes)
9010 North Mobley Road, Odessa, Florida, 33556
Lettuce Lake Regional Park

Wooded picnic areas and playground are family favorites. A bicycle path/jogging trail, complete with a fitness course, meander through the park. Lettu ...

Type of Trail: Walking
Area: New Tampa (Wesley Chapel/Zephyrhills)
6920 E Fletcher Avenue, Tampa, Florida, 33637
Inclusive Playground: Yes
Restrooms: (ADA Accessible)
Lithia Springs Regional Park

The 160-acre park, located on the Alafia River, offers varied plant communities, river cypress swamps, hardwood hammocks. The park’s major attraction ...

Type of Trail: Walking
Area: East Tampa (Temple Terrace/Brandon)
3932 Lithia Springs Road, Lithia, Florida, 33547
Inclusive Playground: Yes
Rivercrest Park Addition Preserve

This small site, known as Reed Park, is located in the City of Tampa. It features a shoreline restoration on the east bank of the Hillsborough River ...

Type of Trail: Walking
Area: North Tampa (Carrollwood/Odessa/Land O’ Lakes)
730 West Emma Street, Tampa, Florida, 33603
Trout Creek (Wilderness Park)

Trout Creek is located near the mouth of Trout Creek. This property on the Hillsborough River is popular for fishing, canoeing and group picnics. Trou ...

Type of Trail: Walking
Area: New Tampa (Wesley Chapel/Zephyrhills)
12550 Morris Bridge Road, Thonotosassa, Florida, 33592
Upper Tampa Bay Regional Park

This 596-acre peninsular park is bordered on the east by Double Branch Creek and on the south and west by Old Tampa Bay. The Park contains rich and di ...

Type of Trail: Walking
Area: West Tampa (Westchase/Town and Country/Citrus Park)
8001 Double Branch Road, Tampa, Florida, 33615
Inclusive Playground: Yes
Restrooms: (ADA Accessible)
Upper Tampa Bay Trail

The Upper Tampa Bay Trail is located in residential northwest Hillsborough County. Currently, the trail runs along the west shore of Channel A from a ...

Type of Trail: Horseback RidingWalking
Area: North Tampa (Carrollwood/Odessa/Land O’ Lakes), West Tampa (Westchase/Town and Country/Citrus Park)
9201 West Waters Avenue, Tampa, Florida, 33635
Zephyr Park

Zephyr Park: Is a thirty-four (34) acre park that features the Alice Hall Community Center, (5) lighted tennis courts, handball, fishing, picnic pavil ...

Area: New Tampa (Wesley Chapel/Zephyrhills)
38116 5th Ave., Zephyrhills, Florida, 33542
Inclusive Playground: Yes