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Circle B Bar Reserve

#1 of 53 things to do in Lakeland Features Animals
4399 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, FL 33803-7340
+1 863-668-4673
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Always wonderful

We love coming out to Circle B it is very peaceful and a great hike! We recommend this to anyone... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
plan2achieve
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Lakeland, Florida
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Nature at it best

The winter is the time to visit this place. Cool & comfortable that time of year. Went during the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jrstwo
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Florida
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  • Average1%
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“nature center” (36 reviews)
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Hours Today: 05:00 - 20:30
LOCATION
4399 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, FL 33803-7340
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+1 863-668-4673
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We love coming out to Circle B it is very peaceful and a great hike! We recommend this to anyone who love the outdoors or just nature.

Thank plan2achieve
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The winter is the time to visit this place. Cool & comfortable that time of year. Went during the summer & just nasty hot & buggy. Again fall - early spring great viewing of all Florida wildlife. Many gators birds fish and native foliage throughout...More

Thank Jrstwo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether you like to stroll, hike or bike - always something interesting at this park. In the spring months enjoy the birds in the rookery, and there are always a ton of alligators to look at. Park has many activities including picnics, biking, hiking, bird...More

Thank swampsis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went as part of a college req. for a Ecology course. It was awesome! So many different types of habitats. Seen many, many, many cool animals! Esp the huge alligators! Walking on the back trail, were water is on both sides, you'll come face to...More

Thank Liliana R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located between Bartow and Lakeland FL, this state reserve offers a great opportunity to visitors to walk through its trails system and observe wildlife in a natural environment. Here you can hike, bike, pictures taking, bird watching or simply have some leisure time. Free entrance,...More

Thank edgardovn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a quiet, sunny morning in February, this nature reserve is absolutely jaw-dropping! We wandered along the pathways (Alligator Alley is my favorite) with only a few other people around, most of them with huge cameras. And you'll soon see why the cameras are important....More

Thank Yankeegirl10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice area to walk. Even thoug it was mid-morning when we began the trail, we still managed to see some birds, gators, and a very large turtle! There is always something to find. Bring water on those hot days!

Thank Gloria C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since I live near the Circle B Ranch, I've been there many times. I prefer walking the trails in the morning carrying my Canon camera all the time. This is such an amazing place, especially for photographers. However, it can also be dangerous as often...More

Thank 342suellenb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful place for hiking and long walks. Lots of nature, great place to see wildlife, have picnics and just spend a relaxing few hours.

Thank Barbaraspin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to get in touch with nature. It's not far from civilization, but when lyoiu're there, it's like being in the wilderness. There are great facilities where you can learn a bunch. Be sure to bring your camera!

Thank Jerry W
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16kimble
24 March 2017|
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Response from Mel S | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately no.
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jdeiters
6 February 2017|
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Response from Richard K | Reviewed this property |
They are called "apple snails'. The Limpkins eat these as their only source of food. That's why you see so many of the empty shells throughout the reserve. There is another bird that eats only the apple snail and it is a... More
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Eric W
12 November 2016|
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Response from cpelaezronquillo | Reviewed this property |
Yes on the visitor center, but not to walk around the trails, I didn't recommend it.
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