Tuesday, February 7, 2012

E.G. Simmons Park, Ruskin, FL

Date of Stay: Thursday February 2 - Tuesday February 7, 2012 (5 nights)

Rate: $24/night

Website: E.G. Simmons Park
     2401 19th Avenue, N.W.
     Ruskin, FL  33570

Description:  Paved roads, packed sand and grass sites, 30A and water at each site, two separate campgrounds each with a dump station and bath house.  First come (no reservations) with 14 day stay limit.  We were in site 55 of the East CG which was right on the water where we launched our kayaks to paddle the canals amongst the Mangroves.

Activities:  Great place to paddle a kayak in the Mangrove canals.  Right on Tampa Bay.  Public swim area and picnic area.  Our friends Dan and Tricia joined us one day for a paddle, and we were in a cove with Manatees for a couple of hours.  Lots of paved roads which was great for biking.  Several Osprey nests and other birds to watch on the water.

Trash and Recycle:  No recycling. Dumpster as you enter campground.

EG Simmons Co Park Ruskin FL  EG Simmons Park East CG site #55
EG Simmons Park Ruskin FL  EG Simmons Dump Station and Bathhouse East CG
Gin amongst the mangroves at Tampa Bay  Tampa Bay...David, Sherry, Gin, Tricia and Dan

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