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Circle B Bar Reserve

4399 Winter Lake Road, Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 668-4673
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Ranked #2 of 7 activities in Lakeland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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English first
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This is a beautiful place to visit early in the morning to see any variety of animals located in central Florida. Gator, all kinds of birds, and the occasional wild hog. You can walk, or ride your bike. It's so beautiful every time you visit, it's like your first time!! Truly a gem in Polk County!!

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Borehamwood, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

As soon as you enter the grounds you are surrounded by the biggest and most beautiful trees covered in Spanish Moss!!! You have to go before 4pm to use the indoor facilities. We followed a trail to the lake, hoping to see some Pelicans! We got to the jetty on the Lake and saw lots of Osprey diving into the... More

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

If you are driving between Tampa and Orlando or visa versa, this is a little gem, best thing Lakeland could do was preserve this park and admission is FREE! We chose the 2 mile nature trail, shaded with tons of live oak trees draped in hanging spanish moss. We visited on a breezy, sunny warm day in April and saw... More

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Orlando, FL
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70 reviews 70 reviews
12 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This is my favorite preserve EVER and its FREE!! I have been to many national/state parks and never come close to the variety of wildlife, cleanliness, learning opportunities, viewing choices as I have with this place. There are nice picnic areas with grills, a learning center area with nice bathrooms, a series of fabulous trails through a variety of different... More

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We thought we were in for a very boring afternoon to nature watch with our bird watching sister in -law.What an amazing surprise.We didn't know what to look at first.Alligator alley had alligators sunning themselves on the shore,and lots of them in the water.We saw broken eggs along the trail, and upon a closer look..there in the shallow water, were... More

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Riverview, FL
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Our reason for visiting Circle B Bar Reserve was to ride the bicycle path that connects to the Fort Frazier trail, but viewing the birds and fish quickly took over as the main objective. We did ride the connector and eventually down to Bartow, but the loops within the reserve was our favorite part. The crushed stone and shells kept... More

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Nj
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Original plan was to use this as a connector to a bike trail but the trails in the reserve were good to ride on...the birds flying around overhead were great to watch and saw lots of other wildlife, trails not crowded

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South Bend, Indiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

If you want to see nature at it's best this is the place to go! We saw a variety of birds, turtles and alligators. These animals are free roaming so pay attention. There are nice restrooms in the nature center. There are no port-a-johns along the paths. We walked for about 3 miles at our own pace and did not... More

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Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Tucked away in the southern part of Lakeland is a 1200+ acre reserve, a little gem of a destination! It offers nature in a variety of habitats, from marshes and a lake to an oak hammock. Easy hiking which takes you through multiple ecosystems. Lots of birds! It opens at sunrise. We're going back tomorrow to watch the sun rise... More

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Matlacha, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This park was so nice, clean bathroom facilities , educational facility , Over 300 different types of birds and many many more animals. The property is well suited for walkers , bikers and you can even take a tour on a bus like truck. Nature at its finest . Enjoy

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