Location and Hours
Fall/Winter: 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
$2 per vehicle. Up to 8 people per vehicle. Camping, rentals and boat ramp access extra.
Originally called Pleasant Grove Park and Reservoir, Edward Medard Park underwent many transformations before it was donated to The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) in 1969 by a mining company. In 1972, Hillsborough County signed an agreement with the District to develop the site as one of the County’s largest regional parks.
Among its main attractions is a 700-acre reservoir used for canoeing, boating, and catch and release fishing. Also included is a 3-mile trail that offers equestrians, hikers, and bird watchers a pleasant trip through pine flatwoods and hardwood hammocks.
The park also has a disc golf course for those Frisbee enthusiasts who want to enhance their disc-throwing skills, while the beach volleyball court provides the players a scenic view of the sunset. Edward Medard Park also offers picnic shelters, a boardwalk, a playground for the kids, and an observation platform overlooking the reservoir.
Campers can stay overnight at one of the 40 first-come, first-serve campsites that accommodate both RV and tent camping, including two youth group sites. All campsites have a picnic table, electricity, a fire ring, and water. Public restrooms with showers and an RV dump station are also available.
- Barbecue Grills
- Bird Watching
- Boat Ramp
- Canoe Rentals
- Disc Golf
- Equestrian Trails
- Frisbee Golf
- Hiking Trail
- Pets Allowed
- Picnic Shelters
- Picnic Tables
- Walking Trails
To limit the threat of wildfires we are currently not allowing any campfires in Hillsborough County's public campgrounds. We are allowing charcoal for cooking, but no other fires. We apologize for the inconvenience and will lift the ban as soon as environmental conditions change.
The boat ramp at Edward Medard Park is temporarily closed due to low water levels. The ramp will re-open as soon as water levels return to normal levels. For more information please call the park at (813) 757-3802.Updated 5/15/17