E.G. Simmons Regional Park

Boat Ramp Camping Playground Swimming Area

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Location and Hours

Location

2401 19th Ave NW
Ruskin, FL 33570

Hours

Sunrise to Sunset

Contact

(813) 671-7655

Entrance Fee

$2 per vehicle. Up to 8 people per vehicle. Camping, rentals and boat ramp access extra.

About

Ever since the mid-1960s, outdoor enthusiasts have been enamored by the natural beauty of E.G. Simmons Regional Park, which is located eighteen miles south of Tampa and three miles north of Ruskin on Tampa Bay.

Developed from 258 acres of native mangroves with open land areas and intertwined with waterways, the park also includes 200 acres of mangrove swamp that has been especially reserved for a bird and wildlife sanctuary, where bird watchers can gaze at endangered species, such as the Roseate Spoonbill and the Bald Eagle.

Visitors can also take a leisurely walk along the 700 foot of beach along Tampa Bay, play a few rounds of volleyball, fish on the pier and waterbank, or rent a kayak along a waterway for a tranquil boat trip. Children can enjoy the park’s two playgrounds, while their parents can set up camp at one of the 98 sites; all of which have electricity, portable water, picnic tables, and barbecue grills. Campers also have access to the park’s 18 picnic shelters, public restrooms, hot and cold shower houses, and two RV dump stations.

Amenities

  • Barbecue Grills
  • Boat Ramp
  • Camping
  • Canoe Rentals
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Swimming Area

Announcements

  • The west campground is currently unavailable as we make improvements
  • Re-opening is planned for October 15, 2016
  • The east campground remains open with full access to all amenities