E G Simmons Park in Ruskin FL

Exploring the east side of Tampa Bay for a change, found this isolated gem on a cool cloudy Saturday morning yesterday. Turn left from US41 to 19th Street in Ruskin, go to west end of street and turn right to park entrance. Spend all day here for two bucks, fantastic bargain on this clean well-kept Hillsborough County park. Pleasant friendly greeter/cashier.

You can get lost here, it’s huge and was nearly empty except at the boat ramp. Was low tide so did not see any fish except tiny ones from one of the lookout platforms. Shelters with raised barbecue grills for rent. An enclosed event building rents for $150 a day. A quiet place to get away from it all, but maybe not on summer weekends.