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Lettuce Lake Regional Park

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6920 E Fletcher Ave, Tampa, FL 33637-0930
+1 813-987-6204
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Perfect afternoon

I love nature preserves and I was thrilled to find this. Very well taken care of and lots to see... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
sheadogOregon
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Best place to relax and do some physical activities

This is a best place to go on a walk,jog or cycling. It has children play area , kayak spot and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
annamalai s
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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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  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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6920 E Fletcher Ave, Tampa, FL 33637-0930
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I love nature preserves and I was thrilled to find this. Very well taken care of and lots to see and a very accessible hike. We saw lots of wildlife, the visitor center was well done and very educational. Be pretty flat hike around the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a best place to go on a walk,jog or cycling. It has children play area , kayak spot and board walks to witness the beauty of nature with tall standing trees and different species of birds

Thank annamalai s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love going here. So close to the city, but feels far away. Peaceful, lovely, lots of native plants and animals and easy walks on boardwalks. Nice observation tower offers views of the river, alligators, spoonbills, etc. So many chances for great photos!

Thank bcasey1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The park is very nice and I really enjoyed the walk on the boardwalk. I saw different species of birds and two crocodiles. I was very disappointed by the kayak service, in particular when I found out by a visitir that I had to book...More

2  Thank Aly C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place to go to see birds, sun and fun. The kids will love the boardwalk through the cypress swamp. You may also see an alligator!

Thank Thomas A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Families young and old can enjoy this park. There are nature walks, bike paths, and playgrounds with pavilions and lots of room to lay out a blanket or play. You can have birthday parties here or rent a canoe and enjoy the sights of the...More

Thank LindsayNjoe429
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live in Tampa and I go to Lettuce Lake often, Winter is not the best time to go, as the foliage is not as good and the water recedes in a lot of places. Spring and Summer are the best times. I can't believe...More

Thank Schoonercutie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If TripAdvisor had an award for the best boardwalk, Lettuce Lake Park would definitely be a candidate. I can’t remember the last time I walked such a long, varied, and enjoyable boardwalk. Here is was through a marshy area in the northern part of Tampa....More

2  Thank Cherry_Wonderdog
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love the place is such a quiet and relax time. I recommend it. I saw a lot of photo sessions looks like is very well known for photos. Im a photographer I hope to take some photos soon.

Thank Jerica C
Reviewed 8 December 2017

While at Lettuce Lake park, we spotted alligators, interesting birds and tons of butterflies. It is a beautiful, relaxing place to hang out for a morning

Thank Kelly K
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littleneil1
29 December 2017|
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Response from Betty D | Reviewed this property |
The trail is about 1 1/2 miles
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palmfrog21
16 October 2017|
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Response from gm0rgan14 | Reviewed this property |
You can park near the boardwalk but it is still a long way to get to the tower and the river
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SeminoleVators
29 March 2017|
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Response from Harry H | Reviewed this property |
There is a nature center there but I don't think they sell post cards there.
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