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Circle B Bar Reserve

Address: 4399 Winter Lake Road, Lakeland, FL 33803
Phone Number: (863) 668-4673
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Ranked #2 of 20 Activities in Lakeland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Adventure
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Adventure
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Marietta, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

With over 1200 acres to explore, make a reservation for the FREE guided tour via tram. Our group saw 50 different species of birds in just 4 hours. And the wildlife is so abundant & close for excellent photography! Find time to check out the gorgeous Nature Discovery Center, too, if you are a first-time visitor.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Unbelievable walks. Wood storks, ospreys, gallinules,eagles and I saw a painted bunting! The discovery center is super and great staff.

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Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This is one of my favorite places to bird watch! Always something to see here, no matter what time of year you visit. Bald eagles, Black-bellied whistling ducks, Purple Gallinules, Barred Owls, Least bitterns, all kinds of song birds and of course gators. Wear comfy shoes, there's miles of trails. And bring a camera, cause you never know what you... More 

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Barnsley
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Large car park, lovely visitor centre. Shame there's no cafe but we'd taken a packed lunch. We saw a family of bald eagles, ospreys, pelicans, limpkins, belted kingfishers, loads of variety of herons and egrets. We were lucky enough to see gators, big and small, armadillos, opposum and were so so lucky to get a shot of three racoons just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

My family really enjoyed this natural gem. Combination of lake, marsh, wetlands and bird sanctuary all-in-one. An armadillo may greet you as head away from the visitor parking. We saw several types of egrets,ospreys and herons. Spread out along the lakeshore, the marsh area and dirt road, we observed at least a dozen gators of various sizes. They were mostly... More 

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Pierceton, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is my favorite place to go when I am in Central Florida. First off, it is free which is always a good price, but no where else can you get so up close and personal to wildlife. My wife and I hiked for over 4 hours and we never even went down the same trail. We were disappointed that... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

My adult son and I loved our afternoon spent there! We saw many beautiful birds, butterflies, dragonflies, and some alligators. There are many trails to choose from. You need to visit more than once to see it all. The Discovery Centre was helpful.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We went there twice during October. Saw a ton of wild life, such as; alligators, armadillos, small pigs, eagles, and a lot of other birds. The walk is very pleasant, with a lot of trails that are easy to walk on. The place is very well kept, and really fun to walk through.

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Columbia, Missouri
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312 reviews 312 reviews
61 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Any birder coming to central Florida should put this site at the top of the "must go" list. The 1,200 acre former cattle ranch is a beautifully designed, cared for and user-friendly nature preserve. It sets a high standard for similar sites and should be looked at by anyone planning something similar or wishing to improve an existing operation. The... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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119 reviews 119 reviews
45 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

What can I say? I surveyed this property. The sun shining thru the mist in the trees in the morning is ethereal. Ducks, eagles, hawks, anhingas, and hundreds of songbirds. When you walk out amongst the swamps you encounter alligators,roseate spoonbills, herons, and other wading birds. Wild flowers are abundant. The park is well thought out.trees well preserved, picnic areas... More 

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