Category: <span>Florida Lakes</span>

Floral City Lake – Return to Sleepy Hollow

New Spring Growth on Bald CypressThere are three main open water pools that define the majority of the lake, the Floral City Pool, the Inverness Pool and the Hernando Pool. Today’s paddle was on the Floral City Pool which is made up of Hampton Lake and Floral City Lake. In 1539 the de Soto expedition crossed through the middle section of the Cove. There are numerous archaeological sites throughout the area…James

Halfmoon Lake

Halfmoon LakeHalfmoon Lake is an approximately 500-acre lake, located in the Ocala National Forest, East of Silver Springs, in a protected Federal Forest. The lake is open, with minimal access to the shoreline except in a few areas. There is a thick growth of blackberry brambles throughout the shoreline, along with assorted reeds, rush, and Sawgrass…James

Lake Disston – Full Moon Paddle

Lake Disston Cypress ShorelineLake Disston is a popular fishing lake hosting largemouth bass, bluegill, black crappie, bream, and shell crackers. There is a major rookery along the northern shoreline, about 1.24 miles West of the public launch. Here you can find numerous wood storks, Ibis, and Egrets. The lake also is an important habitat for Eagles, Ospreys, Herons, Coots, Anhingas, and Swallow-Tailed Kites…James

Floral City Lake to Sleepy Hollow

Tsala Apopka Lake - Hampton LakeTsala Apopka Lake is a chain of lakes located within a bend in the Withlacoochee River with a surface area of over 19,000 acres. Tsala Apopka Lake is located in Citrus County in north central Florida. The area contains numerous lakes, heavily vegetated marshes and swamps that encompass several islands and is often referred to as The Cove of the Withlacoochee…James