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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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Back to Nature

Lettuce Lake Regional Park is replete with water views, marshes, hiking trails, and all-around scenic sights. Near the USF campus in Tampa, it is a nice respite from urban life... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Barry S
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Lutz, Florida
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Lutz, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lettuce Lake Regional Park is replete with water views, marshes, hiking trails, and all-around scenic sights. Near the USF campus in Tampa, it is a nice respite from urban life. Spend an hour or two, and you will feel better.

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Lutz, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fun park for kids, groups, couples...ANYBODY. Rustic, old, natural Florida in its splendor. Watch out for gators.

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Thank HappyRinger012
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A walk through a park seeing many birds in their habitat is a rewarding way to spend an afternoon. The park is well maintained.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice picnic pavilions that you could reserve. Had annual picnics for our groups there. Strolling on the Board walk is quite peaceful. Kids can have birthday parties and family gatherings here.

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Valrico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well, nature is always at its best when it's pristine and quiet!! And the quiet in all parks is practically palpable. You can hike on the trails and hear your footsteps crunch the gravel, as the breeze ruffles and whooshes through the trees. Birds, bees - no, this isn't a lesson in procreation. It's a suggestion to let yourself go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great for everyone! Shady walks. Great views. Boardwalks allow for up close views of water and wildlife - flowers, birds, fish and more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This park is very nice. Saw alligators, alot of different birds. Went in July and it was very hot. Don't forget the drinking water.

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Plainfield, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful nature preserve!! Prepare to see all sorts of FL wildlife while walking the trails and boardwalk. Take your camera, sunscreen and plenty of water. The boardwalk is well maintained and splits in 2 directions with a great tower to climb at the end of one walk. We saw alligators, turtles and many birds. The restrooms are clean and well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing place to be and go. The park is an excite spot for large parties, get-togethers, etc... Humidity is certainly a reality, especially walking on the boardwalk, heading towards the watch-tower. You see an incredible amount of wildlife with little signs describing what the animals are. Dont be surprised if you spot a gator or two. Great... More 

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Southwest Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although not far from extensive SW Florida development, this park is truly a world away. It's how a lot of this part of Florida used to look...undisturbed, and teaming with wild life! The park is laid out to provide the visitor multiple views of nature from the relative safety of an elevated boardwalk, and tower. The title of this review... More 

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