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Lettuce Lake Regional Park

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Address: 6920 East Fletcher Avenue, Tampa, FL 33637
Phone Number: 813-987-6204
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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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A walk in the shade.

Nice park to see alligators and take a walk in the shade. Beautiful boardwalk on the river. Playground for kids, picnic. Nature center. Tower for viewing the river.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Tampa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Nice park to see alligators and take a walk in the shade. Beautiful boardwalk on the river. Playground for kids, picnic. Nature center. Tower for viewing the river.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A boardwald will lead you on a meander next to thre Hillsborough River. If you can, go during the rainy summer season, when the river is at high water; the surrounding areas are flooded, and you get a real South Florida, swamp experience. (Do keep it in mind that that is when the cottonmouth/water moccasins are more likely to be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Really a nice place to go for a stroll with the family or a date. Fresh air and nice to take a date.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I had kids ages 4-13 years old with me. We went early so it was nice and cool. Quiet walk through the woods bring sneakers and bug repellant. The park needs better signage to oint out where the actual boardwalk is. I parked in a vacant lot, bo where near the boardwalk. Awesome to see fators, turtles, large snails and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

My wife suggested we go to Lettuce Lake Park for a walk. It rained on the way there, but was clear when we arrived. $2.00 per vehicle is the current fee. We parked at the east end of the boardwalk and strolled along viewing various flowers and birds (ibis, great blue heron, night heron, etc.), lots of greenery and huge... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Great place to get out and walk around.... Plenty of trails and water activities for the whole family

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Great boardwalks to see wild birds, alligators, turtles- watch out for snakes on the Boardwalks! Bring a camera and a bottle of water to stay hydrated. Very humid in the summer so go early morning or late afternoon/evening. Avoid noon to three in the summer as it is very humid and you will sweat!

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Woodstock, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is a lovely park not far from Busch Gardens. There is a $2 park entrance fee collected by the ranger. There are picnic shelters, a visitor's center and canoe/kayak rentals but I didn't use these. There was a tortoise having breakfast near the parking area. I walked the long boardwalk along the river. It was mostly shady which was... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Visited here one Sunday morning before heading to Busch Gardens. We were only able to spend about an hour but will definitely return. The cost for entry was $2 per car so we thought we would take a chance and see what it had to offer. The ranger gave us a map and we were off. We parked a little... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Beautiful park to visit. We're from Jacksonville & were visiting family near Tampa, but had a little time to kill before they were home that day so we looked up a nearby park. This was a gem to find near Busch Gardens. Fun for the whole family with a love of nature!

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Address: Address: 6920 East Fletcher Avenue, Tampa, FL 33637
Phone Number: 813-987-6204
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa

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