Osceola County Lakes : Endless Chain of lakes

It’s known as the Endless Chain of lakes in Osceola County in Central Fl. This includes the magnificently alarming and fun to say Lake Tohopekaliga. Osceola County bears names like Lake Coon, Lizzie, Center, Trout for God’s sake, even an Alligator lake. As the water shimmies south to join Lake Okeechobee’s storied wetness on its journey to the Everglades.

The Best of Osceola County

East Lake Tohopekaliga carries a similar name. However, it’s not half the fishery of its bigger brother West Lake Tohopekaliga. Being one of the largest lakes in the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes in Central Florida, bass anglers find little to compare this impressive body of water with. Like most all of the Osceola County lakes, they have a healthy population of bluegills, crappie, and largemouth bass, making it not surprising West Toho is the most famous lake in Osceola. Kissimmee State Park, Rosalie, and Tiger Lake are all part of the same chain and open to anglers who want to try and catch trophy bass in the lakes in Osceola County.

Osceola Public parks

Osceola County hosts many state parks and several fish camps, so let’s go over them below. You can find the nearest park for your next outdoor adventure utilizing the Osceola County website park locator. Kissimmee State Park is one of Florida’s best-loved State Parks and is located on and around the southern side of the chain of lakes on Lake Kissimmee.

Fish Camps and Marinas

East Lake Toho Lakefront ParkAll the lakes in Osceola County have marinas and fish camps to visit to make your outing that much more enjoyable. On East Lake, Toho on the north side is East Lake RV Resort and Marina. Also, the city has boat ramps on the Southside at Lakefront Park.

West Lake Tohopekaliga, starting at the northern end, is Big Toho Marina, located in the newly remodeled Kissimmee lakeshore area, a fantastic area to vacation with family and enjoy fishing from the shore. Due east on the other side of Toho is old Florida Richarson’s Fish camp. It is historic in many ways, none more than the dirt parking lot surrounding the marina.

Lake Toho Marina

Fish Camps and Marinas

All the lakes in Osceola County have marinas and fish camps to visit to make your outing that much more enjoyable. On East Lake, Toho on the north side is East Lake RV Resort and Marina. Also, the city has boat ramps on the Southside at Lakefront Park.

West Lake Tohopekaliga, starting at the northern end, is Big Toho Marina, located in the newly remodeled Kissimmee lakeshore area, a fantastic area to vacation with family and enjoy fishing from the shore. Due east on the other side of Toho is old Florida Richarson’s Fish camp. It is historic in many ways, none more than the dirt parking lot surrounding the marina.

Southside of Lake

Located on the southeast side of Toho is what used to be Red’s Fish Camp, and now is Lake Toho RV Resort. Why it’s a bit more out of the way for the Disney Visitors, it’s also got that old Florida charm. With a suitable boat ramp, excellent and quick access to the lake, it does lack some conventional marina amenities and is worth the visit. For all you anglers traveling from the west coast and looking for access on that side, Granda Public boat ramp will get you exactly that. But note, there are no facilities of any type other than a boat ramp.

To the south side of Toho, or west of the lock, you will find the Boggy Creek boat ramp and one of the large airboats operators on Toho. Why the airboats overshadow the facilities, it has rather lovely boat ramps, and the basin provides excellent access to the south end of the lake and quick access to lock if you plan to continue south down in the chain.

Now that’s just the locations on Lake Tohopekaliga. Keep reading so we can tell you about the rest of the lakes in Osceola county.

Looking elsewhere in Osceola County

While more minor in size to its brothers and sisters. Lake Marion is a good fishery, and it all starts at Bannon Fish Camp. Great old Florida hospitality with access and ample parking all within Osceola County still.

Located on the river between Lake Hatchineha and Lake Kissimmee are two different flavors. Camp Lester Fishing Camp, one of the oldest run camps in Osceola County and is regarded as a landmark to the angling community. Just south down the river is Camp Mack, more of a full-service marina with boat ramps, logging, and more.

Lake Kissimmee

The biggest, quietest lake of them all in Osceola County is Kissimmee. This lake in any other county would be a prise position guaranteed. But because of its location, sheer numbers, and partnering high prise lakes, it gets overlooked daily.
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As Lake Kissimmee’s surroundings are rural in this area of Osceola County, so are the options for marinas. Starting on the eastside, and be sure to pack a lunch is Middleton’s Camp. It provides excellent boat ramp access, plenty of parking, airboat rides, and a tiny marina with restrooms, snacks, drinks, and live bait when available.

Continuing south and a lot more accessible from highway 60 is another fishing camp that has weather time historically. Grape hammock Fish camp sometimes passed by but never forgotten by Osceola County. Provides excellent access to the south end of Lake Kissimmee and super convenient access to the Kissimmee river lock if you would like to try your luck in the river or visit a friend staying at Westgate River Ranch Resort.

Jumping lakes

Lake Rosalie, another Osceola county hidden gem surrounded by fabulous bodies of water, is just a long cast away to the south. To access Rosalie, there is no better place than the Harbor Lake Waterfront Resort. Complete with boat slips, RV parking, and even boat rentals.

Called the Lake Tohopekaliga Bypass

If you wake up some morning and feel like doing some exploring instead of just doing what everybody else is doing, check out this hidden gem. Called the Alligator chain, it’s off Highway 192, south and east of St. Cloud, Florida. According to many experts, the trophy bass can be hard to find, but they are of trophy size when you do find them.

Public boat ramp can be hard to find, but several private ramps at the Lakeside Inn and Cafe off Irlo Bronson Hwy, also known as Highway 192. And on the south end of Alligator Lake, you will find a public access boat ramp at the C-Gate 33. Once on the water all part of Osceola County, head to the north end of the Alligator lake and gain access to Lake Lizzie for exceptional quality fishing.

Conclusion

Our mission here was to expose all of Osceola County gem locations. It’s a sight for sore eyes to reveal this list. However, while a big task in Osceola County, Lake management has shown significant enhancement for the protection of these places. Hopefully, this page provides the suite of lakes for your next visit using the topo maps offered.

Osceola County Florida preserve promotes healthy lakes with pristine as possible management all while maintaining and restoring its natural resources. The lakes in Osceola County’s mission program is to conserve the county’s water resources through water education coordination, development, maintenance, and managing lake systems. The program considers the necessity for the safeguarding of the natural environment. Its intended purpose is to enhance and sustain lake ecosystem health while avoiding the impact on nature.

Kudos to Osceola County for being a leader in the management of our resources.

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