Lettuce Lake Regional Park
Lettuce Lake Regional Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
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.
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shasta2088
Rockaway Park, NY1,563 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Beautiful place! We were staying at a hotel nearby and my son is into birding, so we thought we'd stop in. $2 parking fee gets you all dayin the park. It's a wide expanse but the accessible trails work in a circle, off multiple parking lots so you can walk most of it easily. There is a long extended boardwalk so as to stay away from the flora/fauna and gators but the lake is accessible (kayaks/canoes) if you want to go that route. Definitely visit the indoor exhibit with dozens of (stuffed) locals, and make your way out on the boardwalk to the tower whih offer great views (stairs only, 3-4 flights). There are open fields and playground options for kids to play too.
Written 21 March 2023
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John S
Saint Clair, MI611 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Family
We came for a and to see some Gators and a nice walk and we got both. The entry fee into the park was only $2 for the car. The walk along the boardwalk only took us about 45 minutes but we were going fast and we saw multiple Gators which is cool because we are from Michigan and we don't get to see that often. Great deal.
Written 22 March 2021
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mamaloosh
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
This is one of the best parks I’ve ever been to!
Well maintained, lots trails for walking or biking plus an above water boardwalk with an observation tower. The swampy area along the lake is a hardwood forest-lots birds but you need to be quiet. Playground and small nature center for kids-dogs welcome-several different areas. To park
Written 21 February 2024
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Yuchen C
Chicago, IL2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Went there with my friend on a weekend trip to Tampa (away from the Chicago cold). This park is a very well preserved wetland ecosystem, and seemed like a local favorite for families. The park even has kayak and canoe rentals (you just need to call in advance to reserve).
Written 10 February 2020
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Amie R
Naples, FL5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Couples
Boyfriend and I are here for a concert and needed to kill 2 hours. For $2 we went to Lettuce Lake Park and rode our electric bikes. Very quiet and the beautiful! Unfortunately it rained so we didn't do the boardwalk but we did find one of the canoe launches. Great places for families...tons of shade , some playgrounds, and shelters.
Written 14 July 2023
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MK in the STL
Weldon Spring, MO230 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Wife, three boys, and I were visiting Tampa and this place was highly recommended as a "place to learn and kill time." Boy did we do both!

It's just a $2 cash only admission per vehicle. You drive to the visitor center and then enter the boardwalk. The visitor center is the halfway point on the half-mile boardwalk.

The boardwalk is a great way to view the local wildlife. Many alligators (mostly young), water fowl, some fish, and other birds can be seen all from the safety of the elevated boardwalk. There is also a lookout tower to get an even better view of the beautiful Hillsborough River.

They do rent canoes but we did not arrive in time to do any of those. Plus, we wouldn't have any way. I don't feel like canoeing out into alligator infested waters all to say "oh, pretty" when it can easily be done from the boardwalk tower. But, if that's your thing, go for it! Just watch the times since they cut off the rentals early in the afternoon.

All in all it's a wonderful place to bring the family and learn about the local wildlife up close!
Written 26 March 2023
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Gene W
Brandon, FL72 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Solo
It was only $2 to enter and park (up to 8 people). Expect to spend at least 2 or 3 hours here walking the boardwalk and spending time at the observation tower, taking pictures if you like, and exploring one or more trails. You really need to look for most of the wildlife, because they naturally blend in with the surroundings. The park seems to close at different times throughout the year, so you’ll need to take that into account when planning to visit. Canoe rentals are available, although I did not explore that option this visit. Currently ranked in the Top 10 most popular things to do in Tampa.
Written 27 March 2022
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Roger O
Fort Pierce, FL25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
The wife had breast cancer, we went to Moffit for the obligatory 2nd opinion. Needless to say, a stressful road trip indeed. A friend suggested we go for some serenity. and we got it in spades. The hiking trail is wonderful, along the water most of the way. Old oaks draped with Spanish moss. Cool shade most of the way. Wildlife everywhere, owls, ibis, herons, hawks, ospreys, turtles, frogs. Walkways over the swamp, cypress trees growing in the water, water lilies, orchids, bromeliads. Many ops for nature pics, several serious amateur photogs present the one day we were there. An observation tower on the water gives a panoramic view worthy of souvenir pics. Think there is a very nominal parking fee, so small I don't remember. January 2018
Written 14 February 2020
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Daryl H
Grand Rapids, MI642 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
For an area to walk no matter how much you want you this has the area. If you want to bike ride, walk, run there is plenty of room where you will not be on top of everyone else.
We did not feel that there was a ton here to look at on the surface but if you take the time to look around, look deeper there is plenty here.
Written 13 January 2020
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reise3
1,292 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Family
Great park - There are nicely maintained boardwalks along the water, hiking trails, an observation tower, reasonable canoe/kayak rentals, a visitors center, & more. Only $2 (cash only) per vehicle to enter. It’s also dog friendly, except on the boardwalks.
Written 24 June 2023
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