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Circle B Bar Reserve

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4399 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, FL 33803-7340
+1 863-668-4673
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Best Place I've Visited in Florida for Wildlife.

I visited Orlando Wetlands Park, Merritt Island NWR, Okefenokee NWR, Viera Wetlands and Paynes... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Robert C
Redlands, California
We will be back!

My husband and I took a long walk (1.5 hours) around the nature preserve. We saw eagles, wild boar... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Joyce A
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“alligator alley” (38 reviews)
“nature center” (38 reviews)
“bald eagles” (32 reviews)
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4399 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, FL 33803-7340
+1 863-668-4673
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited Orlando Wetlands Park, Merritt Island NWR, Okefenokee NWR, Viera Wetlands and Paynes Prairie State Park on my trip to Florida and none hold a candle to Circle B Bar Reserve for the amount of wildlife in such a small area. I visited in...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I took a long walk (1.5 hours) around the nature preserve. We saw eagles, wild boar with piglets, alligators galore, and some beautiful waterfowl. We were impressed with how close we could get to wild alligators - it was thrilling and a...More

Thank Joyce A
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was our first visit and we were amazed at how closely we observed a wide array of wildlife: A sandhill crane on a nest, a wild pig with four piglets lying on the side of the path, a barred owl sitting out on a...More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Although the nature center was closed on Mondays, we enjoyed our visit. Maps available, good signage, not much in bloom. Walked through several areas and although we didn't see mammals or reptiles, we did see a lot of water fowl.

Thank Cindy S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a few hours here on a Monday afternoon. Not very busy. Saw armadillos, wild boars and their babies, alligators, eagles, osprey, turtles, spoon bills and a ton of water birds. The one trail was closed but we still saw plenty of wildlife on the...More

Thank LittleDuckling101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No matter where you start on the trails, you will have ample space of your very own- flatwoods, wetlands, and a little upland as well. Depending on the time day and season, parking is at a premium at the entrance. The education center is open...More

Thank Kathryn B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For years my friends have been telling me to go to Circle B. Today we decided to go for it. Beautiful weather and tons of wildlife. Alligator Alley was closed but that was for safety reasons so no need to complain about that. There are...More

Thank Allison B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Circle B is by far one of the most accessible birding places in the country. No matter what time of year wildlife abounds. It is great for the casual visitor or serious birder. I go anytime I am in the area. This trip had numerous...More

1  Thank trouthook69
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time taking our family. Saw piglets, tons of gators, lots of different types of birds and armadillos before we even hit the trails.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go for a walk on the trails at least 2 to 3 times a year in January-march. We love walking amongst the natural habitat. When we arrived today, we took the path to the left of the main building with the intent of circling...More

2  Thank susq2015
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12 February 2018|
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Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, lots of people were when we went.
Lisa K
30 January 2018|
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Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure.
4 December 2017|
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Response from Leesa G | Reviewed this property |
If you want a cool spot with trees and spanish moss in the background, my answer is yes. Potential for an unusual shot is great!