Circle B Bar Reserve
Walk the shoreline of Lake Hancock and along the marsh trails to enjoy abundant wildlife viewing opportunities.
About Circle B Bar Reserve
Free Fun Year Round
A local favorite, Circle B-Bar Reserve includes freshwater marshes, hardwood swamps, oak hammocks, creeks and lakes are found on this property, which is home to waterfowl, ospreys, eagles and alligators.
Once a functioning cattle ranch, Circle B Bar Reserve has been restored to its original natural state as one of the most impressive bird habitats in Central Florida. Complete with numerous trails and unique treasures like a freshwater marsh and hardwood swamp, Circle B Bar Reserve offers something for everyone in your family. Bicycling, horseback riding, fishing, hiking, and picnicking are all encouraged at this free admission reserve.
Polk Nature Discovery Center
The Polk Nature Discovery Center is located at the Circle B Bar Reserve. This recently constructed building helps visitors of all ages understand the delicate ecosystem of Central Florida with indoor and outdoor classrooms and numerous exhibits. The free Discovery Center has exhibits specifically designed to engage and excite young minds, making it a great choice for families.
USA Today Travel Recognition
Circle B Bar Reserve has been recognized by USA Today Travel as one of the 51 Great Places to See Wildlife.
Centrally located between Bartow, Lakeland and Winter Haven the site entrance is on the south side of S.R. 540 (Winter Lake Road) between US 98 and Thornhill Road.
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Find FREE Family Fun Year-Round at Circle B
4399 Winter Lake Road