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Lettuce Lake Regional Park

Admission Fee

$2 per vehicle
up to eight people

Features

  1. Barbeque Grills
  2. Bird Watching
  3. Boardwalk
  4. Canoe / Kayak - Launch
  5. Canoe / Kayak - Rentals
  6. Fishing
  7. Fishing Dock / Pier
  8. Hiking
  9. Picnic Area (ADA Accessible)
  10. Picnic Shelters
  11. Picnic Shelters - Reservable
  12. Picnic Tables
  13. Playground
  14. Restrooms
  15. Restrooms (ADA Accessible)
  16. River Access
  17. Summer Camp
  18. Trail - Fitness
  19. Trails - Walking
  20. Visitor Center
Special Announcements 
  • There are no announcements at this time.

About Lettuce Lake Park

Lettuce Lake opened in 1982, and quickly became a hub of activities. The 240-acre site offers something for everyone. Wooded picnic areas and playground are family favorites. A bicycle path/jogging trail, complete with a fitness course, meander through the park. Lettuce Lake is also a haven for nature study. An interpretive center, featuring exhibits, leads to a 3,500 ft. boardwalk and an observation tower where visitors can view an extensive variety of wildlife. The parks also has canoes/kayaks available for rent. 

More than half of the park’s property lies in the natural floodplain of the Hillsborough River, and consists of a hardwood swamp forest. This feature provides a natural storage reservoir for floodwater and improves water quality, acting as a biological filter to remove excess nutrients from the water. The remainder of the park consists of hardwood hammocks and pine flatwoods plant communities. 

FREE Guided Nature Tours

Lettuce Lake Park’s guided tours are offered Saturdays and Sundays at 8:30 AM. They take participants through the boardwalk and along the scenic Hillsborough River. Park rangers will highlight many native plants, a variety of birds, and usually even an alligator or two. Those bold enough to climb the three story observation tower can enjoy a scenic overlook from the skies. Those wishing to participate should meet inside the Visitor Center.

It is suggested to wear walking shoes and cool clothing, and carry water. Binoculars and a camera are welcome, and will definitely make this a memorable trip. Pets are not permitted on the boardwalk.


Park Ranger Nature Educational Programs
This program is offered most Saturdays and Sundays. Participation cost is $5 per child, and children must be accompanied by an adult, parents or guardian. Adults without children may join for $5 – we’re all kids at heart! Only cash payments are accepted at this time.

Schedule

For more information, or to register, contact Lettuce Lake Park, at 813-987-6204.


Links

 

Park Management Plan