Looking for Florida day-trip ideas in or around Tampa? If you’re a fan of nature and outdoor recreation, consider spending an afternoon at Lettuce Lake Park in Tampa, FL. This park is a great destination for groups or families, so pile into your passenger van rental, and set off for an afternoon in the great outdoors.

Since opening in 1982, Lettuce Lake Park has become a popular destination for people who want to walk the hiking trails, let the kids play on the playground, or jog on the park’s trail. Only about 20 minutes outside downtown Tampa, the park is nestled on 240 wooded acres offers a variety of activities and attractions, including:

  • Bird & wildlife viewing
  • Picnic areas
  • Canoeing & kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Barbecue grills
  • Visitor’s Center
  • Nature walks

Due to the peaceful atmosphere, you may just decide to bring a blanket or hammock and enjoy the surroundings. You may also want to bring a camera to get some beautiful nature and wildlife photos.

Lettuce Lake Park is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the spring and summer months (8 a.m. to 6 p.m. during fall and winter). Admission costs $2 per vehicle (up to eight passengers); for just a few bucks, you could load up your van rental or passenger van rental to enjoy a low-cost Tampa attraction.

If you’re in need of a Tampa van rental, Carl’s Van Rentals carries minivan rentals, 12 passenger van rentals, 15 passenger van rentals, and more. We will help you find just the right rental for your Tampa vacation so you can get out there and explore local attractions like Lettuce Lake Park. Contact Carl’s Van Rentals at 813-872-7111 to reserve a van rental today!