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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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VERY nice place to visit!

We are repeat visitors to Lettuce Lake and enjoy the park very much. The staff is helpful, the ARC... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tampa, Florida
Not for those who don't like wild life

There is beautiful greenery here. You see lots of birds and other natural wild life. I believe we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Evalina H
St. Petersburg, Florida
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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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6920 E Fletcher Ave, Tampa, FL 33637-0930
+1 813-987-6204
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank wdwmk2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is beautiful greenery here. You see lots of birds and other natural wild life. I believe we paid $2 to enter the park. Lots of walking and it was very hot and muggy. You have to be conscious of your surroundings because there are...More

Thank Evalina H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been coming to this park since it first opened. Use to be an honor system to pay and enter. They now have an attendant. It is worth the $2 admission fee and much more. We saw an endless amount of living creatures on...More

Thank Bob19512014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lettuce Lake Park is a beautiful place...although it can get pretty hot very quickly. Come prepared to enjoy the wildlife.

1  Thank dispencers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here on Thursday to take some pictures (I am getting into photography and wanted some nice nature and landscapes to add to my "portfolio") and was pretty happy with the results. My only suggestion is to NOT go here during the 90 degree...More

1  Thank Todd S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love the outdoor and forest absolutely peaceful and beautiful. They have restrooms in every corner you can go kayak. The trails are to die for you can go on a good morning run do family picnic have a big kids park

Thank michell P
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Recently, a friend and I hiked and photographed in Lettuce Lake Regional Park. This was my first visit. My friend has been there before. There is a $2.00 per car charge which is reasonable. We hiked on the easy boardwalk. I clocked about 3 1/2...More

1  Thank Radiohutch
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Nice trails, can ride bikes, picnic here and just enjoy nature. Have climbup areas, view the water, from up high.

Thank 660joan
Reviewed 31 August 2017

My hubby and i spend some time here for like 2 hours. Nice trail and so much time for pictures. I was not aware of so much alligator so that part was a little scary

Thank yanelis2012
Reviewed 24 August 2017

The $2.00 entry price is the best bargain you will get in Tampa. This is the most beautiful and enchanting place I have ever seen. It is very restorative and stress relieving. It's location, close to the university, interstate, retail and dining is an additional...More

Thank ammadrig
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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