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Lettuce Lake Regional Park

#6 of 196 things to do in Tampa Features Animals
6920 E Fletcher Ave, Tampa, FL 33637-0930
+1 813-987-6204
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We visited this park after searching online for a nice place to walk. There is a $2 Carload fee to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jessica L
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North Carolina
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Beautiful setting hidden away

I never knew this park existed in Tampa even though I drove by it several times. It only costs $2... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Allison B
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Tampa, 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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  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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6920 E Fletcher Ave, Tampa, FL 33637-0930
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited this park after searching online for a nice place to walk. There is a $2 Carload fee to get into park. Winding road takes you past little picnic shelters and then to the visitor center. There are boardwalks, gravel paths and paved walking...More

Thank Jessica L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I never knew this park existed in Tampa even though I drove by it several times. It only costs $2 for the carload. There are tons of picnic pavilions, a huge playground for the kids. A nice waking trail. The best thing about the park...More

Thank Allison B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful slice of Mother Nature, and not too far from the city. A huge park with lots of offerings. Anything from picnics to open fields to play whatever game you would like. It has an observation tower that allows you to look for miles,...More

Thank altedbaseball
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughters and I took my 4 grandchildren here to have free playtime, enjoy a picnic lunch near the playground, and take a nature hike on a scavenger hunt. We saw gopher turtles, small alligators and several species of birds. There is an interpretive center...More

Thank KLATAMPA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place. For 2 dollars you know pantan in your animals. Beautiful natural. Crocodiles, fishs and more

Thank Marcio N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just down the street from us, this park is beautifully laid out for strolling. Lots of picnic shelters for rent (via county website), a few playgrounds, and ample restrooms. Highly recommend if you are looking for delightful outdoor fun in Tampa.

Thank NoNoNannette
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I chaperoned my daughter's school trip there recently. It was a great experience and the kids had a blast. I personally liked it and is looking forward to returning to enjoy it fully.

1  Thank amsb31
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is well worth the $2 per car admission fee. We did a slow walk from the visitor center around the various boardwalks. 800+ year old cyprus trees. Wildlife abounds. We started at the visitor center which is small but recommended.

2  Thank Bill J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place for families and people of all ages. The boardwalk is an easy stroll to see all sorts of wildlife. We came across gators, a Florida softshell turtle and countless birds. Lots of great spots for viewing this wildlife especially at...More

1  Thank jrog9832
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great national park in the midst of the city. Unbelievable, how much wild life you can see, alligators, 1.000 of birds, flora and fauna so rich and colorful. Nice lake with a modern lookout tower. If you don't have the time to travel to...More

Thank Hartmut P
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SeminoleVators
Do they sell postcards at the visitor center?
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.
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owler2016
Hi Harry H.... I love owls! Couldyou give me more info about where the owls are near the pier? I was hoping to see baby owls, too. Thank you, Karen
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
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Norma L
Can you take alcohol to park?
4 March 2017|
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Response from berner516 | Reviewed this property |
No, not allowed as far as I know.
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