A majority of preserves and some parks are now open. Visit the COVID-19 Closures & Reopenings page for more info.
Location and Hours
- Spring/Summer: 8 AM to 7 PM
- Fall/Winter: 8 AM to 6 PM
$2 per vehicle. Up to 8 people per vehicle. Rentals are extra.
- Portions of the boardwalk are closed. The extension on the north end of the boardwalk is temporarily closed.
For more information and updates, please call the park office at (813) 987-6204 or the Conservation Parks Administrative Office at (813) 987-6240.
Lettuce Lake Conservation Park is one of Hillsborough County's most visited parks. More than half of the park’s property lies in the natural floodplain of the Hillsborough River, consisting of a hardwood swamp forest. The remainder of the park consists of hardwood hammocks and pine flatwoods plant communities.
The park features wooded picnic areas and playgrounds, a 1.25-mile paved exercise trail and 3,500-foot boardwalk with an observation tower provides scenic views of the Hillsborough River. Park ranger and volunteer-led nature education tours are available on weekends. Canoe and kayaks rentals provide up-close encounters with a variety of aquatic birds and wildlife.
Please Note: Pets and bicycles are not permitted on the boardwalk. If you are participating in the Hiking Spree, and you have a pet or bicycle you are welcome to take the entire paved loop and count that as your hike.
Canoeing and Kayaking
Canoes and kayaks can be rented on site at the park's entry station. See other locations.
Rentals & Fees
- Local rental (one park) for up to four hours: $25
- Hourly fee for each additional hour: $10
*Fees include tax
- Barbecue Grills
- Bird Watching
- Boat Dock
- Canoe Rentals
- Hiking Trail
- Paved trail
- Picnic Shelters
- Visitors Center