Lettuce Lake Regional Park
Lettuce Lake Regional Park
4.5
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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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John S
Saint Clair, MI489 contributions
Family
We came for a and to see some Gators and a nice walk and we got both. The entry fee into the park was only $2 for the car. The walk along the boardwalk only took us about 45 minutes but we were going fast and we saw multiple Gators which is cool because we are from Michigan and we don't get to see that often. Great deal.
Written March 22, 2021
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Crystal M
Mansfield, OH12 contributions
Lettuce Lake Regional Park is a great way to immerse yourself in nature without leaving the city. The boardwalk winds through the wetlands with views of the lake. A great variety of birds. The observation tower gave us beautiful views of the lake. We saw alligators swimming and heard owls talking to one another. The playground is a perfect place to let the littles run off some energy. The nature center has an informative displays and clean restrooms. Pack a lunch and spend the day!!! Kayaks and canoes are available to rent but did I mention the alligators??
Written March 16, 2020
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heffkids
Saint Louis, MO52 contributions
This was a very nice place. Lots of animals to see an the boardwalk is very easy to navigate, and definitely wheelchair friendly. We saw alligators and lots of different birds. Quite a relaxing walk.

We also met the photographer of many of the photos in the visitor's center. He was very informative and educational gave us several tips on how to take photos of the area

Well worth the stop and the two bucks.
Written January 21, 2020
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Onthego1950
West Bend, WI148 contributions
We had an excellent visit to the park. The $2.00 fee is a real bargain for all that you can see and do. Be sure to experience the 3,500 foot long boardwalk and climbing tower! We saw lots of wildlife on our walk. Canoes and kayaks are also available to rent. The signage along the trail was very informative and helped to identify the flora and fauna we saw. Very accessible and the boardwalk is well maintained.
Written February 10, 2020
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Gene W
Brandon, FL32 contributions
Solo
It was only $2 to enter and park (up to 8 people). Expect to spend at least 2 or 3 hours here walking the boardwalk and spending time at the observation tower, taking pictures if you like, and exploring one or more trails. You really need to look for most of the wildlife, because they naturally blend in with the surroundings. The park seems to close at different times throughout the year, so you’ll need to take that into account when planning to visit. Canoe rentals are available, although I did not explore that option this visit. Currently ranked in the Top 10 most popular things to do in Tampa.
Written March 27, 2022
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Yuchen C
Chicago, IL2 contributions
Went there with my friend on a weekend trip to Tampa (away from the Chicago cold). This park is a very well preserved wetland ecosystem, and seemed like a local favorite for families. The park even has kayak and canoe rentals (you just need to call in advance to reserve).
Written February 10, 2020
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Roger O
Fort Pierce, FL27 contributions
The wife had breast cancer, we went to Moffit for the obligatory 2nd opinion. Needless to say, a stressful road trip indeed. A friend suggested we go for some serenity. and we got it in spades. The hiking trail is wonderful, along the water most of the way. Old oaks draped with Spanish moss. Cool shade most of the way. Wildlife everywhere, owls, ibis, herons, hawks, ospreys, turtles, frogs. Walkways over the swamp, cypress trees growing in the water, water lilies, orchids, bromeliads. Many ops for nature pics, several serious amateur photogs present the one day we were there. An observation tower on the water gives a panoramic view worthy of souvenir pics. Think there is a very nominal parking fee, so small I don't remember. January 2018
Written February 14, 2020
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Daryl H
Grand Rapids, MI686 contributions
For an area to walk no matter how much you want you this has the area. If you want to bike ride, walk, run there is plenty of room where you will not be on top of everyone else.
We did not feel that there was a ton here to look at on the surface but if you take the time to look around, look deeper there is plenty here.
Written January 13, 2020
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Lisa B
Texas1,235 contributions
Couples
This park is absolutely amazing! Entrance price is $2 per car. Drive in and park. There are picnic gazebo areas for rent. There is an area where you can rent canoes.

The wooden walkway is great and allows many wonderful views of: trees, water, wildlife, etc. There is an observation deck that gives a fantastic view of the water and trees. This park is a photographer’s paradise!

A natural wetland that is peaceful and quiet. Handicap accessible. I highly recommend this park!
Written February 22, 2020
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Rod S
Pickering, Canada15 contributions
Couples
We had a good time here - saw alligators, turtles and lots of birds.

The directional signing in the park is very poor and we walked around a lot before we found the best spots. No maps seemed to be available.
Written February 26, 2020
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