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Edward Medard Regional Park

Admission Fee

Daily Park Entrance:
$2 One day entry fee for one specific Hillsborough County Regional Park
with up to 8 people in
one vehicle.


  1. Barbeque Grills
  2. Bird Watching
  3. Boat Ramp ($5.00 Add-on)
  4. Camping - Primitive ($24.00 Add-on)
  5. Camping - RV ($24.00 Add-on)
  6. Canoe / Kayak - Launch
  7. Canoe / Kayak - Rentals ($25.00 Add-on)
  8. Disc Golf
  9. Fishing
  10. Fishing Dock / Pier
  11. Hiking
  12. Observation Tower
  13. Pets Allowed
  14. Picnic Shelters
  15. Picnic Shelters - Reservable
  16. Picnic Tables
  17. Playground
  18. Recycling Bins
  19. Restrooms
  20. Restrooms (ADA Accessible)
  21. Showers
  22. Trails - Equestrian
  23. Trails - Hiking

Special Announcements

  • Observation Tower is temporarily closed for repairs as of 1/1/15

About Edward Medard Regional Park

Edward Medard Park extends along 1,284 acres owned by the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD), where a water control structure and reservoir offer flood protection along the Alafia River. In 1972, under an agreement with the District, Hillsborough County developed this site as one of its largest and most popular regional parks.

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 mining site, the Park offers unique topography with elevation changes that have become very popular for children’s play. A 3-mile trail that is accessible (dry) most of the year offers equestrians and hikers a pleasant trip through pine flatwoods and hardwood hammocks.

For overnight stays, the Park has 40 campsites to accommodate both RV and tent camping, including 2 Youth group sites. All campsites provide a picnic table, electricity, a fire ring, and water. Public restrooms with showers and an RV dump station are also available.  There are no reservations for sites, everything is done on a first-come, first-served basis.

Edward Medard Park also offers picnic shelters, a boardwalk, a playground, a beach volleyball court and an observation platform overlooking the reservoir.

Unique to Edward Medard Park is a new disc golf course. Although the course has not yet been dedicated, and staff are adding finishing touches, the course is now open to the public. Disc golf is similar in objective to traditional golf; the goal is to complete each hole with the fewest attempts. In this game, however, players throw specially made plastic flying discs at above ground targets instead of using clubs to direct balls to holes in the ground! 

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