Alafia River State Park
|Alafia River State Park|
|Location||Hillsborough County, Florida, United States|
|Nearest city||Lithia, Florida|
|Governing body||Florida Department of Environmental Protection|
The park has such amenities as bicycling, birding, canoeing, fishing, hiking, horse trails, picnicking areas, wildlife viewing and full camping facilities. Especially known for its mountain biking, it has advanced trails in an area of the park that was once a phosphorus strip mine. The forest has grown back. The mine was abandoned before remediation laws took effect, and the area where mountain biking exists is an erratic mixture of pond depressions and abrupt hills jutting from the surface.
An alligator near the campground