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Sawgrass Lake Park

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Address: 7400 25th St. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33702
Phone Number: 727.217.7256
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Sawgrass Lake Park

We visited a few parks this trip that we had to pay to go into, and none of them compare to this beautiful FREE park. The boardwalk is easy to walk on, we saw alligators and got... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Lake City
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Lake City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We visited a few parks this trip that we had to pay to go into, and none of them compare to this beautiful FREE park. The boardwalk is easy to walk on, we saw alligators and got great pictures. The grounds are spectacular with beautiful bushes, flowers and trees. It has many picnic tables on the grounds and it was... More 

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Portland, ME
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My wife and I took our two year old here for the morning. We walked the boardwalks for a few hours. We were excited to see an alligator even though it was so cold. The place is well kept and maintained. Lots of birds to look at. The best part is it is free to get in!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Big nature park with many trails on boardwalks and on the ground. You will see many wild birds and other animals, including alligators. Located off 62nd Ave N adjacent to I-275,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Just beyond the northern edge of St. Petersburg, Sawgrass Lake charms with its silence amid pines, oaks and cypress. It has an elevated wooden boardwalk -- you wouldn't bring peanuts to leave on the handrails for the squirrels, would you? Among other destinations, the boardwalk leads to a fine, two-story viewing platform over the lake. You'll likely see alligators, might... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Great free place to go and see nature and of course gators the kids love looking for them. Very peaceful. Take the path on the left and follow the creek keep an eye out for critters.

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Westlake, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

A nice spot to get some nature photos and just take a leisurely walk. They have clean restrooms and an elevated trail to keep you from becoming gator food.

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Palmer, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

the boardwalk was relaxing and the kids likes seeing the alligators, birds and most importantly, one way in and out so they could run ahead.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The elevated boardwalk trails allow you to relax and not feel as if you are going to blunder into an alligator. We did see a big orb weaver spider resting in its web but this was suspended well above head-height and posed zero threat. We saw anhinga, white ibis, a limpkin, and herons. Also spotted some young alligators and a... More 

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Chapel Hill NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

When the day comes that you just have to get outdoors for a walk, this is the place. Very nice boardwalk paths out to a tower overlooking a lake. We saw baby gators, one turtle, and a few birds. We didn't take the longer trail so I can't comment on that. The main building has restrooms and some taxidermied animals.... More 

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Greenfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Spent three hours walking the trails bird watching. Also viewed tortise and baby alligators. Viewing stand was nice.

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