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“Cheap, nice long boardwalk out into lake/marsh...lots of wildlife!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lettuce Lake Park

Lettuce Lake Park
6920 East Fletcher Avenue, Tampa, FL 33637
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Ranked #5 of 205 things to do in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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.
Eaton, Ohio
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“Cheap, nice long boardwalk out into lake/marsh...lots of wildlife!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Very nice 3500 feet or more of elevated boardwalk. Saw lots of turtles, fish, birds, some medium size gators and a few baby gators. Great for $2 a car!

Visited August 2014
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“nice stroll”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Easy trails...probably wheelchair accessable. Nice views...turtles, birds, butterflies...mosquitoes.
Need to update/clean the vistors' center. Recommend if you have 1-2 hours to kill.

Visited August 2014
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Tampa, Florida
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“A cool retreat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Explored Lettuce Lake Park for the first time this past weekend. If you want a break from the Florida heat, this is the place. Broadwalk along the river and marshy setting if the lake is nicely shaded and provides a pleasant afternoon stroll

Visited August 2014
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Nieuwerkerk aan den Ijssel, The Netherlands
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“Nice gem in a big city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

What to do on a rainy afternoon? Visit Lettuce Lake Park. Because of the rain it felt like we were the only two persons there. We saw a lot of nice birds. If you keep your eyes peeled, you can even see aligators and owls, so take a camera with you. Lettuce Lake Park is a nice little gem in a big city. It feels like you're in the middle of nowhere. One word to sum our visit to the park: Serenity

Visited September 2013
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“Stunning!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Very beautiful and well kept park. The paths are the perfect length and the views are breathtaking. I loved the tower that overlooks the river. Most of the path is over the water which is amazing. I absolutely loved it and would recommend it to any nature lover. Plus only $2 dollars to get in. This is a place to see.

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