This is the story of a town which sprang up amid the subtropical foliage and swamps on the Florida shores of the Gulf of Mexico, about thirty miles north of Tampa and St. Petersburg. In these surroundings was born Hudson, Florida in 1878. Economically, Hudson has had a checkered career. "This town grew slowly and then experienced a boom, then was prostrated. Man can learn a lot from the history of this place, no matter how often one is down, he can always come back if the proper effort is put forth."
At the northwest corner of Pasco County, Hudson is home to the popular Robert J. Strickland Memorial Park, also known as Hudson Beach. A great spot to charter a boat for fishing, diving or just sight-seeing. For a complete list of our county parks, click here.