LETTUCE LAKE PARK
6920 East Fletcher Avenue, Tampa, FL 33637 Directions
Tide Pool, Bird Watching, Sunset Walks, Boat Dock and Ramp, Walking, Nature Trails, Visitors Center, Boardwalk, Canoe Rentals, Picnic Shelters, Running, Playground, Restrooms, Dogs on Leash & Barbecue Grills
Lettuce Lake Park is a 240-acre Hillsborough River-sitting hardwood marsh, hardwood hammocks, and pine Flatwoods. At Lettuce Lake, it's one of the most common things to do is follow one of the trails and take a stroll. To find the boardwalk, you should park near to the Visitor Center. This route leads to the Hillsborough River and an observation tower. The tower takes you straight a few step flights to a beautiful open view of Lettuce Lake. The park has wooded campsites and plays areas, a 1,25-mile paved exercise trail, and a 3,500-foot waterfront with an observation deck offering panoramic views of the Hillsborough River. It provides up-close experiences with exotic marine birds and wildlife. This route is a 1.25-mile loop around the park. They have a large playground surrounded by an open field, picnic tables, and pavilions enclosed.
Price: $2 per vehicle (Up to 8 people per vehicle)
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EUREKA SPRINGS PARK
6400 Eureka Springs Road, Tampa, FL 33610 Directions
Biking, Reservable Pavilion, Forest, Horseback Riding, Boardwalk, Nature and Park, Room Rental, Walking, Shelters, Wild Flowers, Birding, Greenhouse, Interpretive Trails, Picnic Tables, Bird-Watching & Beach
Eureka Springs Park is a special and unique 31-acre garden with greenhouse, trellised walks, boardwalk, and picnic area. Visitors can see the rose garden and orchid area, as well as explore walking trails and hiking trails winding through a lush floodplain forest of maple, cypress, and tupelo. It also contains a greenhouse, picnic tables and tents, a reservable pavilion for the Eureka Springs band, and interpretive trails. They have Florida's most massive publicly owned set of ferns, a rose garden, and space for orchids.
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UPPER TAMPA BAY PARK
8001 Double Branch Road, Tampa, FL 33615 Directions
Coastal Hammocks, Boardwalk, Barbecue Grills, Restrooms, Nature and Parks, Pine Flatwoods, Wildlife Areas, Outdoor Activities, Salt Marshes, Canoe Rentals, Playground, Walking Trails & Mangrove Forests
Upper Tampa Bay Park is a 2,144-acre preserve, with an environmental research center includes restoration. It contains picnics and biking around trails and boardwalks overlooking Tampa Bay and its ecosystems. The park maintains essential marine ecosystems and natural habitats, including mangrove forests, salt marshes, and freshwater marshes. The visitor center houses interpretive displays detailing the landscape of the park, its history, and geology. Tourists can see gopher tortoises, zebra swallowtail butterflies, and even bobcats. The 596-acre peninsular park also preserves essential marine ecosystems and environmentally sustainable communities. It provides plenty of wildlife and other environmental treasures for any committed nature lover.
Price: $25 for 4 Hours