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Lettuce Lake Park

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Address: 6920 East Fletcher Avenue, Tampa, FL 33637
Description: 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 place to see alligators and other wildlife

We actually saw several large alligators in their habitat while walking on the boardwalk. It was fun and educational. A great place to see FL wildlife in their natural habitat and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We actually saw several large alligators in their habitat while walking on the boardwalk. It was fun and educational. A great place to see FL wildlife in their natural habitat and safely from the boardwalk that goes through the swamp.

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Homosassa Springs, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

love to walk around here, the kids love the playgrounds and i loved the tower even saw a gator, plus there is things to workout on and hiking trails!

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Had a relaxing day with my wife. lots of wildlife to see and the boardwalk was very nice. Not much direction though so we wandered around. Its only $2 per car though so very cheap.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Board walk through Cypress swamp was wonderful. We happened to be there o a cold day in Feb. and apparently didn't see as much wildlife as usual. But did see gaters & osprey & just enjoyed sitting on a bench in the sun watching the river. A light spring green was just beginning to emerge in the taller trees. Wonderful... More 

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Ramer, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This park had a nice boardwalk to walk around on and enjoy nature. There was walking trails to enjoy too and an area for children.

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Duluth, MN
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Outstanding place. 4 mile boardwalk over natural tidal waters. Easy to view exotic plants and animals. Saw an alligator sunning. Many exotic birds. They have a canoe-kayak rental. Entry is $1.

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Ajax, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We went to this park, based on its reviews on TripAdvisor. We were not disappointed. The $2 fee is really for parking - one car and up to 8 passengers. We left at lunch and came back in the afternoon - did not have to pay again, just showed our parking pass from the morning. The boardwalks are easy to... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

we needed something for the kids to do and were tired of the them parks, so we took the day had a panic lunch and let the kids ride Their bikes, walk the board walk and loo at the tower.

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Gainesville, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you like nature, you have to take a walk on this parks boardwalk. In April it is a birders Paradise. But even the rest of the year this park has some great views, intimate surroundings, and that feeling of getting away from the concrete jungle.Bring lunch and take a leisurely stroll, you will easily relax away a couple of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is my favorite park in Tampa. It lies along the Hillsborough River, with an excellent, new boardwalk right along its edge. There is a tower one can climb to get a view of the beautiful old oak trees, the river, and the wildlife. There are a lot of places for picnics, and some include shelters.

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