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Lake Apopka is the third largest lake in the U.S. State of Florida. It is located 15 miles northwest of Orlando, mostly within the bounds of Orange County, although the western part is in Lake County. Fed by a natural spring, rainfall and stormwater runoff, water from Lake Apopka flows through the Apopka-Beauclair Canal and into Lakes Beauclair and...
        Area: 40,320 Acres      Printed Lake Apopka Map

Blue Cypress Lake is located in Indian River County, Florida. Formally known as Lake Wilmington, Blue Cypress Lake is the largest lake in the Treasure Coast. It is the origin of the St. John's River and gets its name from the cypress tress that appear blue from the water's reflection in the morning sun. Located on the lake is Middleton's Fish Ca...
        Area: 6,500 Acres

Crescent Lake is located in Putnam and Flagler counties in North Central Florida. Spanning over 15,900 acres, this popular lake is known for its natural scenery and beautiful views. The lake was formerly known as Dunn's lake before its name was changed to Crescent Lake. The 3528 acre Crescent Lake Conservation Area borders the lake. It serves a...
        Area: 15,960 Acres

East Lake Tohopekaliga is located in Osceola County, Florida. It is located adjacent to its sister lake, Lake Tohopekalinga. The lake is known for it's clear water, often visible up to 10 feet deep. Activities frequently enjoyed on the lake include fishing and boating. There are also a number of local parks that surround the lake providing ampl...
        Area: 11,968 Acres

Lake Eustis is located west of the city of Eustis in Central Florida. The lake covers approximately 7,000 acres and is spring fed. It is also a member of the Harris Chain of Lakes. Lake Eustis and the nearby lakes are the sole home of a species of pupfish named the Lake Eustis pupfish (cyprinodon variegatus hubbsi). Fishing, sailing, and boatin...
        Area: 7,806 Acres      Printed Lake Eustis Map

Lake George, in Putnam County, is the second largest lake in Florida. The St. John's River flows out of the lake at the north end. Lake George State Forest is located close to the lake and offers multiple recreational opportunities for lake goers....
        Area: 46,000 Acres      Printed Lake George Map

Located in northwest Lake County, the 9,400-acre Lake Griffin is one of nine lakes that make up the Harris Chain of Lakes — Apopka, Beauclair, Carlton, Dora, Eustis, Yale, Little Lake Harris and Harris. These lakes all drain into Lake Griffin, then into the Ocklawaha River and into the St. Johns River. Lake Griffin is fed by rainfall and water flow...
        Area: 16,505 Acres      Printed Lake Griffin Map

Lake Harris is located in Lake County, Florida about 31 miles northwest of Orlando. At 13,788 acres, Lake Harris is the largest lake in the county. The lake is surrounded by sandhills and cypress trees....
        Area: 13,788 Acres      Printed Lake Harris Map

Lake Iamonia is located in northern Leon County, Florida. The origin of its name traces back to the Seminole Indian town of “Hiamonee," located on the banks of the Ochlockonee River. The lake has a long prehistoric past and has been home to the Seminoles and other Native Americans for thousands of years. Being a prairie lake, Iamonia drains its...
        Area: 5,757 Acres

Lake Istokpoga is a freshwater lake in Highlands County, Florida. It is considered the fifth largest lake in the state. Despite its area, it is very shallow, with an average depth of only 4 feet. As a result, boaters must be cautious to not become stranded near the shore line. Because it is so shallow, the lake is extremely dangerous for boaters du...
        Area: 27,692 Acres

Lake Kissimmee is located mostly in Osceola County, but the western shore, and a small part of the lake, is in Polk County. There are at least five islands in the lake, with the largest being Brahma Island in the south. Lake Kissimmee draws international birdwatchers to it's waters every year. The Joe Overstreet Road access to the lake is an birdwa...
        Area: 44,000 Acres      Printed Lake Kissimmee Map

Lake Okeechobee, whose name is derived from the Seminole Indian words meaning "big water," is the largest freshwater lake in the state of Florida. Covering 730 square miles, the lake is exceptionally shallow for it's size, with an average depth of only 9 feet. At full capacity, Lake Okeechobee holds 1 trillion gallons of water and is the headwate...
        Area: 448,000 Acres      Printed Lake Okeechobee Map

Rodman Reservoir, or Lake Ocklawaha, is an artificial reservoir located on the Ocklawaha River in Putnam County and Marion County in north central Florida. It is located about 15 miles southwest of Palatka. Boaters and anglers should be cautious of wood and logs floating in the lake....
        Area: 13,000 Acres      Printed Rodman Reservoir Map

Lake Seminole is a reservoir located in the southwest corner of Georgia along its border with Florida. The Chattahoochee and Flint rivers join in the lake, before flowing from the Jim Woodruff Lock and Dam, which impounds the lake, as the Apalachicola River. Alligators, snakes and various waterfowl are present in Lake Seminole. The Federal Gover...
    Full Pool: 77.5 MSL     Area: 37,500 Acres      Printed Lake Seminole Map

The St. Johns River is the longest river in Florida and one of few rivers in the U.S. that flows north. The river has been a home and focal point throughout time. Many groups have lived on the river, spanning from the Paleoindians to Spanish settlers to retirees. The river was the subject of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' books and Harriet Beecher Stowe...
        Area: 9,100 Acres      Printed St. Johns River Map

Lake Talquin is a reservoir located on the Ochlockonee River between Leon County and Gadsden County in north Florida. The lake, located about 10 miles (15 km) west of Tallahassee, is south of Interstate 10 and bordered by State Road 20 on the east and State Road 267 on the west. The lake was created by the construction of the Talquin Dam, and used...
    Full Pool: 69.0 MSL     Area: 10,200 Acres      Printed Lake Talquin Map

Lake Tohopekaliga, also referred to as Lake Toho, is the largest lake located in Osceola County, Florida. It is the primary inflow of Shingle Creek, which rises in Orlando. It covers 22,700 acres, spans 42 miles in circumference, and is 4 miles long. It is linked to East Lake Tohopekaliga by Canal 31 or St. Cloud Canal. The lake is bordered on the ...
        Area: 22,700 Acres      Printed Lake Tohopekaliga Map

 
OTHER LAKES IN FLORIDA (alphabetical)
Lake Name Full Pool *
(MSL) **
Acres River Map
Alice 92
Alligator
Annie 539
Beauclair 1,111 Buy Lake Beauclair Map
Berkley 13
Bream 164
Buena Vista 24
Cannon 336
Como 245
Connie 236 Buy Lake Connie Map
Cowpen 692
Crosby 558
Cypress 4,097
Davenport 178
Deep 2
Deer Point 4,698
Deer Springs
Deeson 117
Doctors 3,397
Dora 4,475 Buy Lake Dora Map
Dunford 210
Eastern 66
Eloise 1,160 Buy Lake Eloise Map
Geneva 1,630
Gillis Pond 58
Glisson Pond 10
Guana 2,400
Haines 716 Buy Lake Haines Map
Hampton 822
Hartridge
Hatchineha
Holden Pond 51
Howard
Huntley 680
Hutchinson 103
Idylwild
Island 130
Jeffords 161
Jessie
Jesup 31
Johns 2,419
June in Winter 3,700
Kerr 2,830
Little Orange
LittleHarris 2,739 Buy Little Lake Harris Map
Lochloosa
Lulu
McMeekin 200
Miromar 700
Mirror 123 Buy Lake Mirror Map
Newnans
Otis 143
Placid 3,320
Rochelle
Rosalie 4,530
Rousseau 4,263
Roy 78 Buy Lake Roy Map
Santa Fe
Saxon 81
Sebring 494
Shipp 283 Buy Lake Shipp Map
Smart 1,820
Spring
Star -Putnam County 234
Tarpon 2,529
Weir
Weohyakapka
Western
Winterset 548 Buy Lake Winterset Map
Yale
* Full Pool - Highest normal summer pool level before flood stage
** MSL - Mean (average) feet above sea level

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