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“You will appreciate the shade from the trees” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lettuce Lake Regional Park

Lettuce Lake Regional Park
6920 East Fletcher Avenue, Tampa, FL 33637
813-987-6204
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Ranked #5 of 153 things to do in Tampa
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Owner description: 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.
Tampa, Florida
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42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“You will appreciate the shade from the trees”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Nothing like a stroll along the boardwalk and being in a canopy of trees and...having shade!
So enjoy going to the park and taking photos. Between the birds and the turtles and the alligators you will get some nice shots. No matter if the Hillsborough River is high or low, this is a nice walk in the park!

Visited June 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Wilderness at its best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

You can walk the boardwalk and see beautiful birds, scary alligators and snakes or just enjoy the weather

Visited August 2012
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Tampa, Florida
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38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“a true taste of Florida”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Too hot for many, especially in the summer months but great wildlife viewing along the river boardwalk - Alligators, turtles, fish, MANY bird varieties. Birds vary depending on the time of year. We have also seen armadillo, raccoons, wild hogs, snakes, and deer. If you are looking for entertainment, this is not the place. For a leisurely walk in the woods and along the river, it is awesome. The tower is definitely worth the climb... if you like nature. Be sure to bring bug spray!!

Visited July 2013
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Columbia, Missouri
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Saw lots of wildlife. The trails were nice. Lots of different things to find. The young ones liked it too.

Visited July 2013
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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“quiet spot”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Lovely to walk round the boardwalk and see lots of wildlife but disappointed that the observation tower was closed. Well worth a visit.

Visited July 2013
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