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Circle B Bar Reserve

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Closes in 14 min: 5:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Open today: 5:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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Wonderful natural area with varied wildlife and plant life.

A pleasant walk through cypress, life oak, and flowers of all sorts adorned with spanish moss... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Helen C
Great place!

We love going here for quiet walks and viewing nature. Alligators, wild pigs, all sorts of birds... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lakeland, Florida
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“the reserve”(59 reviews)
“alligator alley”(41 reviews)
“nature center”(39 reviews)
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Hours Today: 5:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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4399 Winter Lake Rd, You link to the web site is broken, Lakeland, FL 33803-7340
+1 863-668-4673
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A pleasant walk through cypress, life oak, and flowers of all sorts adorned with spanish moss. The birds are wonderful, and very unafraid. We got lots of pictures, and were enchanted by the many views of all kinds of southern nature.

Thank Helen C
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a great place to spend time. Nice walking trails and a lot of wild life, especially birds. I took a friend from out of state so he could see some alligators. We weren't disappointed. We returned a couple of times during his stay.

Thank Sandi R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love going here for quiet walks and viewing nature. Alligators, wild pigs, all sorts of birds, flowers and plant life. Plan on making several more trips back here.

Thank tonylisaieo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Why does one of the lake piers have to be closed off?? We walked like 2 miles to get to the lake, only to be greeted by a locked "no tresspassing" sign on the only pier in sight...

Thank MichaelB5542
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time I visit Circle B, I see a wide variety of wildlife, and I always leave the reserve feeling more in tune with nature. It is the perfect place to see all of the beauty and wildlife that natural Florida has to offer, from...More

Thank Joy H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will definitely see wildlife, especially if you take your time and are observant. I have not taken advantage of any of the guided sessions but I'm sure they are excellent. The trails are a variety of scrub, swamp, and lakefront providing variety. The visitor...More

Thank SparkyRanger
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the first parks I visited when moving to the area. Best times to go is November thru March as it doesn't get as hot and the mosquitos stay away. There is a visitor center and a little train tour which you...More

Thank letitshinebaby
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great wildlife preserve with various species of birds and quite an array of alligators. Wonderful way to spend the day and it's all free!

Thank samueld920
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to see nature in Florida. Nice visitor center but they are closed on Mondays. One of the most active gator populations in central Florida. Do not let their lazy appearance fool you. These gators are faster than humans. People feel...More

Thank ddixr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love seeing gators of every size, this is the place. There are always gators to be seen in the lakes and marsh areas. Exotic birds, Turtles, bobcats and gorgeous tropical plants and flowers. The information center is very well done.... good for adults...More

Thank alisonpterry
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September 11, 2018|
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Response from gerrygrafstrom | Reviewed this property |
Just search for Circle bar b
September 11, 2018|
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Response from niteowljune | Reviewed this property |
Based on info at Florida disabled outdoor activities, yes. On my visit there I was using a wheeled walker and got to see a lot. If you have time, a perfect place to drive through 11 miles of awesome nature, try Lake Apopka... More
September 9, 2018|
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Response from Tom M | Reviewed this property |
They have a large parking area. It should be OK.