Lettuce Lake Park

Hiking Trail Bird Watching Boardwalk Canoe Rentals

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Location and Hours

Location

6920 East Fletcher Avenue
Tampa, FL 33637

Hours

  • Spring/Summer: 8 AM to 7 PM
  • Fall/Winter: 8 AM to 6 PM

Contact

(813) 987-6204

Entrance Fee

$2 per vehicle. Up to 8 people per vehicle. Rentals are extra.

Announcements

The canoe launch and shelters 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 at Lettuce Lake Conservation Park are temporarily closed. For more information and updates, please call the park office at (813) 987-6204.

About

With something for everyone, 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, which provides a natural storage reservoir for floodwater and improves water quality. The remainder of the park consists of hardwood hammocks and pine flatwoods plant communities.

Wooded picnic areas and playgrounds are family favorites. A 1.25-mile paved exercise trail complete with a fitness course meanders through the park. An interpretive center featuring exhibits leads to a 3,500-foot boardwalk, and 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.

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Rent a Shelter

Amenities

  • Barbecue Grills
  • Bird Watching
  • Boardwalk
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe Rentals
  • Hiking Trail
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Visitors Center

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