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Lettuce Lake Regional Park

#5 of 197 things to do in Tampa Features Animals
6920 E Fletcher Ave, Tampa, FL 33637-0930
+1 813-987-6204
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Alligators everywhere

Visited while on vacation in Tampa. Lots of alligators. I didnt realize how many until we rented a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Denise R
Manchester, Tennessee
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Beautiful park close to the Hampton Inn

I stopped here one evening while staying at the Hampton Inn just up the road based on Tripadvisor... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Geof J
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Lettuce Lake Park opened in 1982 and quickly became a hub of activities. The 240-acre site offers something for everyone. Wooded picnic areas and a playground are family favorites. A 1.25 mile bicycle path/jogging trail, complete with a fitness course, meander through the park. Lettuce Lake is also a haven to study nature. An interpretive center, featuring exhibits, leads to a 3,500-foot boardwalk and an observation tower where visitors can view an extensive variety of wildlife. Canoes and kayaks are available for rent to visitors to experience a wholenew side of the Park.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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6920 E Fletcher Ave, Tampa, FL 33637-0930
+1 813-987-6204
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited while on vacation in Tampa. Lots of alligators. I didnt realize how many until we rented a canoe. The alligators are everywhere. We drifted into an inlet and were overwhelmed by the amount of alligators. They make a clicking noise when you get too...More

Thank Denise R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I stopped here one evening while staying at the Hampton Inn just up the road based on Tripadvisor reviews and it was a beautiful park. Admission is $2 per vehicle and there is a visitors center, picnic shelters, a paved recreation trail as well as...More

Thank Geof J
Reviewed 1 week ago

A favorite for families who want some time in nature without traveling far out of the city. Boardwalks, lookout towers, picnic pavilions, and a nature center combine with boat/kayak/canoe rentals for a relaxing destination.

Thank kiwigreen11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The boardwalk was nice and we saw some beautiful sites. No alligator sightings, but lots of butterflies and beautiful mossy trees. Deducted a star because part of the end of the boardwalk was underwater and inaccessible, but I saw no information about that being the...More

Thank Amanda E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had some free time before heading to the airport. $2 per car is well worth the stop. Don't rush take your time and look. You will be surprised at what you see. Only negative is the occasional plastoc bottle or aluminum can. Wish people would...More

Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i have used the high ropes course at this park several times for corporate leadership events. excellent venue and amazing staff.

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park is amazing, complete beauty. Also great for a bike ride as well as a walks. Always see friendly staff.

Thank kristi i
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was staying in hotel just down the street and was looking for a good place to run. Discovered Lettuce Lake Park - had to pay the $2 fee to enter and park, but they have a really nice paved walking/jogging trail that is 1.25 miles...More

Thank Wade B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a beautiful and relaxing place to go. There is a fair amount of shade, multiple parking lots, playgrounds, and bathroom facilities. There are also pavilions with grills - perfect for hanging out for a BBQ with family and friends. There is also an extensive...More

Thank Deb B
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Nice park for playing ball, have a playground area and several picnic pavilions. On the boardwalk that goes along the Hillsborough river you can. Sometimes see alligators, turtles and of course snakes occasionally. You can climb the tower to get a better view of river...More

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29 March 2017|
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Response from Harry H | Reviewed this property |
There is a nature center there but I don't think they sell post cards there.
22 March 2017|
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Response from Harry H | Reviewed this property |
When you take the boardwalk, at the beginning, go to the right. When you come to the next split, do not take the right hand split, just keep going straight and follow the boardwalk until you get to the fishing pier at the... More
Norma L
5 March 2017|
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Response from berner516 | Reviewed this property |
No, not allowed as far as I know.