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“Beautiful Bird Watching”

Lettuce Lake Regional Park
Ranked #5 of 197 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 June 10, 2013

Great place for relaxing walks, bird watching, picnicking. Near Moffitt Cancer Center and USF. One of the top birding sites in state of Florida.

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Reviewed June 10, 2013

This park is located near the University of South Florida campus and is quite popular among students & local residents. It is well maintained and offers nice walking trails for you to enjoy Florida nature and the Hillsborough river.

1  Thank Terri S
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

Along the way we saw a few wading birds, alligators, and a few canoes. Also the visitor center had guidebooks and diorama on local animals and plants.

2  Thank gl0baltr0tter
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

This is my second time visiting Lettuce Lake and it was beautiful as usual. The water level was distressingly low but it didn't stop us from seeing alligators, many many birds, lizards, turtles, fish, butterflies, etc. I was disappointed the tower was closed for repairs "indefinitely".

3  Thank aztraveler527
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

This is one of our favorite places to share with out of town guests, particularly if they live in the northern states. Going to the park is a taste of what Florida was in the past, before the condos and the theme parks. Nature is the theme here; there are boardwalks for strolling and many benches for sitting and watching the river. The observation tower gives a lovely view. This is a great spot for families. Picnics and birthday parties are common and there is a play area for kids. Those areas are away from the boardwalks so the serenity is not disturbed.

2  Thank simonthecellar
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