About Lake Parker
She is known as one of the largest freshwater fishing lakes in Lakeland, Florida. Lake Parker is on the northeast side of the city of Lakeland in Polk County. Shallow waters with an average of 5 feet allow for excellent Florida largemouth bass fishing.
Lake Parker is a 2,272-acre Fish Management Area that connects to Lake Cargo. Parker and Cargo both offer great fisheries for largemouth bass fishing. The best times of the year to come fishing on Lake Parker is in the winter and spring.
The canal that connects these lakes is a focus area for many bass fishing anglers that come to the lake. Please pay attention to water levels as it can get difficult to navigate in some areas with low water conditions.
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What can I catch?
Many species are in abundance on these lakes, bluegills, redear sunfish, and black crappie, and trophy largemouth bass. Almost all year round, you can experience excellent fishing conditions for these species. Polk County is a great place to bring your family to catch all these tasty treats and consider a top fishing destination. Next time you need to get outside in Lakeland, Florida.
The lake has a maximum depth of 10 feet. The most predominant vegetation is Kissimmee grass, bulrush, and cattails. Vegetation like such is what helps the many species on the lake to thrive to its incredible levels. Also, enjoy the abundance of wildlife from the birds and alligators.
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Boating on Lake Parker
One of the most popular lakes in Lakeland for recreational use, particularly boating and fishing, calls for three main boat ramps. A city ramp and park located off Lake Parker Avenue on the west shore. City Park is the perfect place to enjoy the atmosphere of the lake without being on it. A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ramp located off U.S. Route 92 on the south shore. Polk County ramp is located on the east coast on Lake Parker Drive as well. Be sure to view our map below for all the locations.
You can keep five bass per day on this lake, only one of which may be greater than 22 inches. Be sure to have a Florida fishing license before you drop a line in the lake; to get more information on obtaining a permit, click here. Additionally, available at Walmart, Bass Pro Shops, or most local bait and tackle shops in the state.
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Lake Parker Park & Boat Ramp
- The Rotary Playground in Hernando’s Landing
- Boat Ramp
- Picnic pavilions
- Fitness/Jogging Path
- Soccer Fields
- Tennis Courts
- Volleyball Courts
- Multipurpose Field
- Lawn Bowling