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Circle B Bar Reserve

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Address: 4399 Winter Lake Road, Lakeland, FL 33803
Phone Number: (863) 668-4673
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"Old Florida" at it's best

I started my visit at the visitors center which has very informative displays as well as a video. On a previous visit I learned about a guided walk through the wetlands area with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I started my visit at the visitors center which has very informative displays as well as a video. On a previous visit I learned about a guided walk through the wetlands area with the main goal to observe birds. The guide was very well informed did a good job of pointing out interesting features. There are several trails available taking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I love to walk around and view the beauty. There are several pathways to choose from if you choose to take a nature walk.

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Lots of natural Florida foliage and wildlife! Lake is full of gators! Saw plenty of squirrels and raccoons and a wild hog! Keep hoping to see the wild cats but no luck yet

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York, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Our son took us here, it's one of his favorite places to take a walk & see nature. While we were on the trials we saw alligators, banana spiders, egrets, heron & lots of other wildlife. It's a great place for photography.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Great trails that are easy to walk & push baby stroller. My 5 year old loved the nature walk and nature center. I was able to push our baby in her stroller with no problems - there are a few sandy/rough spots but nothing unmanageable. The nature center is so much fun for kids and gives mamas a break to... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

If you love the natural environment of Florida, then you will love this reserve. Hiking and biking trails bring you up close to the beauty and wonder of the natural habitats of many species of birds, reptiles, and mammals native to Florida. In the fall -spring months, a variety of migratory birds can be seen here. There is also a... More 

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Lakeland, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Lakeland is lucky to grab this former cattle ranch! Just a few acres shy of two miles, this is a great nature reserve. Lots of trails and the building compound means a good vacation stop. There are facilities, and many nature groups meet here.

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I love going to Circle B with my camera and just walking the trails, hoping for a great pic. Sunrise and sunset always offer beautiful photo ops. Occasionally, a trail will be 'closed' because a gator has decided to sun himself in the middle of it. Another great photo op! If you are lucky, you might even get a glimpse... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We absolutely love it here. It's everything you want in a nature reserve. Most importantly, the trails are respectful of the wildlife and warn visitors to keep their voices down so as not to disturb it (unfortunately, not everyone does so). This is one of the best places by far to get familiar with Central Florida's incredible biodiversity. You're almost... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My husband and I love this place. We are from PA and enjoyed the outdoors and wooded areas there. We hated the snow so we moved. Circle B had a great walking path and we saw various crocs, birds, snakes, fish and other wildlife. We will certainly be going back over and over again.

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