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Circle B Bar Reserve

#1 of 52 things to do in Lakeland Features Animals
4399 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, FL 33803-7340
+1 863-668-4673
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a frequent spot

Every.single.time. we visit my parents down in Lakeland we visit Circle B. While that may seem... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Madison, Alabama
A Nature Lover's Delight

This outstanding county nature reserve has abundant hiking trails and an outstanding nature center... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
St. Petersburg, Florida
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  • Average1%
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4399 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, FL 33803-7340
+1 863-668-4673
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Every.single.time. we visit my parents down in Lakeland we visit Circle B. While that may seem excessive, it isn't! We always are delighted to go! We always see alligators, and typically see various bird species, turtles, etc. On our latest visit, we saw evidence of...More

Thank abneyt
Reviewed 6 days ago

This outstanding county nature reserve has abundant hiking trails and an outstanding nature center. If wildlife viewing and hiking/walking are your likes, this is the place.

Thank Naturalbill
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I knew Lake Hancock was loaded with gators, but when we walked the pier we saw them everywhere. We also saw it seemed to be mating season. O e thing I would recommend is getting there early, for two reasons. First, it's the best time...More

1  Thank Jeff K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always an exciting time! Usually see at least ten alligators out in Lake Hancock, plus beautiful flora, etc.

Thank Rebecca F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have seen some of the biggest alligators there. We came across wild boars with their babies. Every day is a different adventure out there. So many wild creatures to come across. Just beware of snakes. It is a swampy area so some dangerous animals...More

Thank Lindsey M
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for something to do that is free and fun. You might want to check out the circle B Reserve. You can take a nature walk and see some beautiful animals in there natural habit.

Thank Paula B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A hidden gem but yet so close to everything! A great place for walking and photography!! "Original" Florida at its best! Serene and beautiful. Enjoy the beauty and wildlife!

Thank FLMonaLisa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great way to see wildlife up close. We had a guide that took us on a tram,(which we had called ahead to reserve space), through the many trails that are at the reserve. Let me back up, we arrived and parked the car....More

1  Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice quiet park. Plenty of parking. Easy to use trails. Quite a bit of the trails are paved. Great place to take photographs. Plenty of wildlife. Watch out for alligators though.

Thank Sonterro
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I go to Circle B all the time, this place IS a real true hidden gem full of almost everything Florida has to offer for wildlife. I've been shooting photography for almost 20 yrs and this is my absolute favorite go to place! The abundance...More

Thank Aaron_Joslin_Photo
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are dogs allowed
24 March 2017|
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Response from Mel S | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately no.
What are the shells called that we saw a limpkin cracking open eating?
5 February 2017|
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Response from Richard K | Reviewed this property |
They are called "apple snails'. The Limpkins eat these as their only source of food. That's why you see so many of the empty shells throughout the reserve. There is another bird that eats only the apple snail and it is a... More
Eric W
Is this place handicap accessible?
12 November 2016|
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Response from cpelaezronquillo | Reviewed this property |
Yes on the visitor center, but not to walk around the trails, I didn't recommend it.