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Lettuce Lake Regional Park

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Address: 6920 E Fletcher Ave, Tampa, FL 33637-0930
Phone Number: 813-987-6204
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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 explore and take pics!

Found this park near my hotel when I was staying in the area for business. Only cost like $2 to get in. I love outdoor spots and taking pics so this was ideal to pass the time one... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a relatively small park located in the north east part of Tampa, north of the UNiversity of South Florida. It is not a super big nature park, but there is a lot of areas to enjoy nature. It has some some wood walking trails over the swamps and with luck you can see some snakes, crocodiles, and a... More 

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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this park near my hotel when I was staying in the area for business. Only cost like $2 to get in. I love outdoor spots and taking pics so this was ideal to pass the time one afternoon. Has a boardwalk and also areas for bbq's and picnics. Lots of people riding bikes the day I was there. Would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We moved here a year ago, and while living in paradise is nice and beaches are beautiful there are other things to see. I find great beauty in the swamps of Florida. They are such important ecosystems that are full of life. This park give you many options on how to explore this habitat. You can rent canoes and kayaks... More 

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Thank Lindsey M
Tampa, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently visited the park with guests who were in town. After visiting the beach and Orlando-area attractions, a nature walk at Lettuce Lake Park was a great alternative to other usual attractions. There is a very small entrance fee per vehicle. The kids were afraid of seeing alligators at first, but were very engaged and interested after we saw... More 

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Thank Judi D
Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great and naturalistic place to visit, especially if you like Everglades-like kind of park. Strongly recommended.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lettuce Lake park is a nice little slice of the old Florida because it was all bulldozed-down. It has a pleasant little trail and a boardwalk overlooking the Hillsborough River, where you can see gators and turtles. Sometimes the gators will come close, but you are well-away from them. The plant life is exotic for the non-Floridian. Lettuce Lake Park... More 

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Stony Brook, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although it was hot and humid outside, this wonderful park offered respite from the hot sun. Most pathways has walkways wound through native trees and the temperature was 20 degrees cooler, a real pleasure!

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Kingston, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was delighted with my walk along the boardwalk of Lettuce Lake Park. Despite a plethora of oud children that I was ready to feed to the alligators (it was a Sunday, the park's busiest day), the wildlife was visible and fun to watch. 5 gators, lots of apple snails and their peculiar coral-colored egg masses on the trees, and... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the park with our daughter and grandchildren, and we really had a good time . The kids can run , jump and really burn some calories . We had a picnic and the kids had a great time . Highly recommended for a Sunday afternoon.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had out of town company and wanted to enjoy nature. We went to the park and walked the "boardwalk". We enjoyed much vegetation, and saw some interesting turtles, gators, birds and other wildlife. We walked up the tower to get a good view of the water and landscape. Because of an electrical storm our outing was cut short but... More 

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