Lithia Springs Park

Camping Swimming Area Hiking Trail

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Location and Hours


3932 Lithia Springs Rd.
Lithia, FL 33547


Spring/Summer: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Fall/Winter: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.


(813) 744-5572

Entrance Fee

$2 per vehicle. Up to 8 people per vehicle. Swimming and camping fees extra.


Well-known for its natural spring which flows year-round, cool, clean water into the Alafia River, the Lithia Springs Park was originally purchased by Gardinier, Inc., a mining company that soon became Mosaic Phosphate, Inc. When the company leased the park to Hillsborough County as a recreational area in 1957, the 160-acre site slowly became a popular camping spot.

After setting up camp, hikers can explore the woodsy trails and its diverse plant communities, river cypress swamps, and hardwood hammocks. But it is the natural spring that serves as the park’s major attraction, which---courtesy of the water’s 72 degree temperature---provides an excellent swimming experience all year long. In addition to swimming, visitors can fish and play volleyball. There is also a bath house for the parents to rest and chat, while their kids can play at the park’s playground.

The park’s 44 camping sites---which is also suitable for RVs---include water/shower and electrical services. The campers also have access to picnic shelters and tables, restrooms, and barbecue grills. There are no reservations for these sites; everything is done on a first-come, first-serve basis.


  • Barbecue Grills
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Ramp
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hiking Trail
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Portable Restrooms
  • Public Parking
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Swimming Area
  • 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.

Updated 4/25/17