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Lettuce Lake Regional Park

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Address: 6920 E Fletcher Ave, Tampa, FL 33637-0930
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+1 813-987-6204

Lettuce Lake Park opened in 1982 and quickly became a hub of activities....

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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Great play ground! Very scenic!

I got a recommendation to go but was initially just looking for a playground in the area for my 22 month old. I Was pleasantly surprised to find a nice and clean playground. And... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The park was an interesting experience. The nature views were spectacular with lots of alligators and other indigenous species of animals to Florida. There were lots of trails to hike with many trees, each beautiful and show a bit of history. The river was extremely large with lots of activity. Sadly, the observation tower was closed that day I went... More 

1 Thank Keasha Z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I got a recommendation to go but was initially just looking for a playground in the area for my 22 month old. I Was pleasantly surprised to find a nice and clean playground. And it filled up at lunch time with a bunch of mums and kids. Heard the boardwalk was good. Next time when my child is older I'll... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When you enter the park and pay the nominal entrance fee ($2), I advise that you drive to the ranger station to park. That will leave you next to the boardwalk. You can always take a long walk within the wooded area afterward. In January 2017, along the extensive boardwalk, I saw: many white ibis, alligator, baby alligator, many cattle... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I think we paid $2 for our car of 4. We parked and walked almost all of the boardwalk. It's very expansive and getting a map to follow is really important. On one end is an observation tower which is a definite. We only saw 1 and possibly 2 alligators. Both were small and not that close so that was... More 

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Saratoga Springs NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With its extensive boardwalk system, Lettuce Lake allows visitors to get quite close to the creatures that typically inhabit a Florida mangrove. You will see dozens of birds of various sizes, most of which have large wingspans, if you're looking for them you will also see alligators (we saw 3, 2 of which were about 4 feet long, 1 waqs... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a county park that cost $2 per carload to enter, what a value. The boardwalk along the river is an outstanding way to see wildlife including turtles, snakes, alligators and birds of all kinds. there are also trails thru the park to walk and bike. tables and grills are available for free or you can reserve a pavilion... More 

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Somerset, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were initially disappointed that we arrived too late to rent a canoe. In December, you can't initiate a canoe rental after 2pm. But we still had a great afternoon watching wildlife from the boardwalk. Friendly people pointed out a water moccasin and and alligator. We saw several other alligators as well as night herons, egrets, swallowtail butterflies, milkweed butterflies,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a gorgeous park with great wildlife, nice trails, and lots of family fun. For only $2 to park, it is a must do in Tampa! It seems to get busy on weekends though.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked the Boardwalk and visited the visitors center. Staff were very friendly. Although Boardwalk was a little narrow and it was little busy (for December?) we enjoyed ourselves.

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Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect for those of us who want to get close to nature, but not too close. Lots of parking, lots of shade, excellent paths.


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