Florida Lake Pictures and Lake Albums
Enjoy the Florida lake pictures that contains some of the more than 30,000 lakes that cover a little more than 3 million acres of land. The lakes range from very small to the nation’s largest natural lake in one state, 448,000-acre Lake Okeechobee. The state’s second-largest lake, Lake George at 46,000 acres, touches the border of north Lake County.
In Polk County are 554 natural freshwater lakes. More than 1,000 named lakes cover 200 square miles in aptly named Lake County. In Lake County, the Clermont Chain comprises 15 lakes that range from 20 acres to 3,634 acres. Ambitious boaters navigating the Harris Chain of Lakes, another series of connecting waterways in Lake County, can travel all the way to the Atlantic Ocean via the St. Johns River.
The third largest of Florida lake is Lake Seminole, also known as the Jim Woodruff Reservoir near the junctures of the Florida, Georgia and Alabama state lines. This 37,500-acre body of water was created by the closure of the Jim Woodruff Dam on the Chattahoochie and Flint rivers. The lake is largely used for hydroelectric power production and recreation. Fourth on the list is Lake Kissimmee in central Florida just below Walt Disney World. This 35,000-acre recreational lake connects the seventh largest lake, Lake Tohopekaliga, to the north and Lake Okeechobee to the south through a series of rivers and canals.
Fishing enthusiasts appreciate the Florida lake pictures of the freshwater catches including bass, blue bream, shellcrackers, black crappie, redear sunfish, stripers, speckled perch and catfish. There are more than 250 species of freshwater fish in Florida lakes, most of them edible. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission estimates that more than 74,000 people fish Polk County lakes each year. Others enjoy water-skiing, wakeboarding, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, swimming and windsurfing, as well as simply watching the sun rise and set over the water.