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Lettuce Lake Regional Park
Ranked #7 of 201 things to do in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed February 13, 2013

We saw this listed on TripAdvisor and decided to visit. Only two bucks a car and we spent two and a half hours wandering the 3,500 foot boardwalk. We saw alligators, otters, snakes, and a zillion birds. Well worth the time.

Thank Steven K
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"observation tower"
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"board walk"
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"hillsborough river"
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"walking trails"
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"rent canoes"
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"bird watching"
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"per vehicle"
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"cypress trees"
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"long boardwalk"
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"nice boardwalk"
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"picnic shelters"
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"paved path"
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"small alligator"
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"visitor center"
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

This park is gorgeous! Lots of paths & tons of wildlife: while there yesterday we saw an otter, night crowned herons, egrets, a limpkin, ibises, etc. Such a great place to visit!

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Reviewed February 10, 2013

Well worth going out of your way to visit.
Walk along the boardwalk into the swamp. Quiet, beautiful.
Plan on a being there a couple of hours.
One of the most beautiful places I've ever visited.

Thank lad18
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

Lettuce Lake Park is a small park along the Hillsborough River perfect for families. It has a playground and giant field for children to play on. There is about eleven pavilions with grills for cookouts. The park also offers a kayak/canoe rental service. There is also a small visitor center that teaches visitors about the local wildlife. There is a boardwalk along the river where one can see birds and alligators and small trails and bike paths.

Thank tbchick2011
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

Keep your eyes and ears open and you will really experience Tampa's wildlife including cypress trees, moss, birds, and the many beings who like a quiet, wet environment. Great place for photography.

Thank Dee Dee C
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