Lake Winterset

Lake Winterset is a large natural freshwater lake on the south side of Winter Haven Florida. This lake has a 556-acre (2,250,000 m2) surface area and is round with an oval-shaped cove on its south end. The cove is connected to the main part of the lake by a short, wide channel. This lake is almost entirely surrounded by private residences, most of them in subdivisions, the majority of them gated subdivisions. Just to the north of Lake Winterset is Cypress Gardens Boulevard. About 1,000 feet (300 m) to the west is Lake Eloise; Dollar Lake and Round Lake are just to the southeast.

Although this is a large lake there is no public access to the lake shore, since it is totally surrounded by private property. Therefore, Lake Winterset has no public swimming areas or boat ramps. However, the Chain of Lakes canal system links Lake Winterset to many area lakes. A canal on the west side directly links the lake to Lake Eloise. Boats can use Lake Winterset and the public may fish from private boats entering the lake. You can regularly catch flathead catfish, bluegill and largemouth bass in this lake.

Check back with us to find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today’s fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Lake Winterset water temperature, we also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!