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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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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 wild life in the midst of the city

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... read more

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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 the everglades, this is a alternative for you and your visitors in Tampa.

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Tampa, Florida
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If you are visiting This is a great and a must spot to visit and be with nature! More likely you will encounter an alligator, a few birds an turtles. Family oriented park with lots of stuff to do

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Fairfax, Virginia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We took a boardwalk hike looking for critters. It was nicely done with appropriate signs. Birds and lizards were abundant. We finally saw two small alligators from a distance. Admission was $2/car.

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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Park entrance is 4 or 5 dollars, but worth it if you are spending some time there. It's a big place and has a lot of visitors, a big tourist pull suprisingly.

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Thank Timothy V
Seffner, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The walking trails are well maintained. You can see the Hillsborough River, gators and all. Easy entry off Fletcher at the interstate. Modest entry fee.

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Thank 775Frank
Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Alligators were out in the morning. Sunning and getting warm. Saw lots of birds. Great idea using boardwalk to walk thru the woods

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Thank Lisa O
Brandon, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely park! The trails are shady and peaceful. The boardwalk is an easy walk out to the Hillsborough River and the lake where many varieties of birds can be observed. There are tables for picnicking and a playground for the kiddies.

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Thank Elaine G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Relaxing atmosphere, great for picnics or BBQs, this is a little gem of a place. Take an afternoon to walk the boardwalk, loads of bird life to see and brightly coloured butterflies. The turtles bathe in the sun while the gators plough the lake. Take a kayak for a paddle - book on arrival at the little entrance lodge -... More 

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Thank Zebedee37
Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love Lettuce Lake park. I have gone here for 25 years and watched my kids climb the tower and ride their bikes on the trail. There are picnic areas (get there early, they fill up quick) with shelter and many places where you can just spread out a blanket. The view of the Hillsborough river from the tower is... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with friend who recently moved here as one of her favorite places to walk. Very peaceful except for the sounds of birds and other wildlife. Enjoyed the views of water.

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