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Lettuce Lake Regional Park

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6920 E Fletcher Ave, Tampa, FL 33637-0930
+1 813-987-6204
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Fun place to see nature and wildlife

While at Lettuce Lake park, we spotted alligators, interesting birds and tons of butterflies. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kelly K
Beavercreek, Ohio
long hike to water

just a tremendous and serene venue--beautiful park -if you rent their kayaks/canoes--no... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
fred m
Belle River, Canada
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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.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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6920 E Fletcher Ave, Tampa, FL 33637-0930
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While at Lettuce Lake park, we spotted alligators, interesting birds and tons of butterflies. It is a beautiful, relaxing place to hang out for a morning

Thank Kelly K
Reviewed 1 week ago

just a tremendous and serene venue--beautiful park -if you rent their kayaks/canoes--no problem if you take your own, be prepared for long hike down to water better option is university park just across bridge here's a suggestion--how about a time limited drop off down by...More

Thank fred m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My mother-in-law said they need to provide maps. A really lovely park. The boardwalk is well maintained and we were able to see so many birds and lovely foliage. We didn’t get to see an alligator, so I was disappointed. The other nature trails are...More

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are many types of wild life and plants that you can see close up. Walking here is like walking in a living nature book. Sights, sounds, and smells of Florida.

Thank KAT H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a beautiful Florida Park. It is clean, well maintained, and easy to get to. There is plenty of parking. Admission is just $2.00. There is a nice, paved bike/walking trail. There is a beautiful boardwalk through the swamp and around a portion of...More

Thank Peg C
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Walk on the boardwalk, dont feed the alligators but you can observe them..feels like you are walking in a different era..lots of natural beauty, great picnic areas and great for playing soccer, or other sports...restrooms and there is a fee to enter.

Thank mnaseer
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Take a picnic breakfast or lunch. There is a good network of walking paths. A not-to-miss for birders or naturalists. Nice visitor center.

1  Thank UAA_Mom
Reviewed 2 November 2017

the best thing ever if you really like wild life, and it was just $2 for me and my friend! you should bring your camera to get a memorable photos

1  Thank noor a
Reviewed 22 October 2017

This place is great for walking around and seeing gators!!!!!! There are little trails were you can walk on above the water and if you look hard enough you can spot some larger and smaller gators!! There is also a area where you can rent...More

1  Thank Mankey28
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We are repeat visitors to Lettuce Lake and enjoy the park very much. The staff is helpful, the ARC (visitor's center) has bathrooms, and is an interesting, albeit a bit run down, location. The boardwalks go in several directions, the park is so big you...More

1  Thank wdwmk2017
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16 October 2017|
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Response from gm0rgan14 | Reviewed this property |
You can park near the boardwalk but it is still a long way to get to the tower and the river
28 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