Our Mission

The mission of the Hillsborough River State Park Preservation Society, Inc., is to enhance and perpetuate the Hillsborough River State Park and the Fort Foster State Historic Site.


Campground Team

Here at The Park, we have several camp sites in the Volunteer Area. These sites include 50 Amp electric service, water, and dump station. All sites occupied by camping volunteers are to be maintained by them, from weeding, tidying up, mulching, etc. The occupants of these host sites will be our eyes and ears in the campgrounds. Duties may include cleaning restrooms and campsite areas, answering camper questions, availability in case of emergency.


  • Experience the Real Florida
  • Worried the environment won't be there for the next generation? Help restore and maintain the environment and natural resources.
  • Fight exotics! Become an environmental guardian!
  • Have a knack for wildlife? Guide bird tours, canoe and nature trail programs.
  • "Where are you from?" Customer and public services: Make our visitors feel at home through our Ranger Station and Spirit of the Woods Cafe.
  • Is your motto, "There's nothing that can't be fixed!" Facilities and Park maintenance is for you!
  • Be in the spotlight! Fort Reenactment, First person, Living History and Interpretive Programs.

Volunteers Wanted!

Something for everyone!

Volunteers can do many things—greet visitors, conduct tours, help rangers remove exotic plants or maintain the natural beauty of pine flatwoods and hiking trails. The Florida Park Service, due to increased demands on park staff, works closely with volunteers to assist with the sometimes-daunting task of keeping the parks running and providing visitor services.

Volunteers are essential to the operation of Fort Foster Historic Site, as well as the never-ending maintenance of our historic Civilian Conservation Corp CCC buildings. “There is a lot to do right now. It is a great time for community service,” said CSO President Walt Williams.