of the best freshwater fishing in Florida.
The lake is famous for its authentic “old
Florida” fish camps with cabins, RV
and camping sites, boat ramps, bait and
tackle shops and seasoned local experts.
Guides can help you land trophy-sized
Largemouth Bass, Shellcrackers and
Bluegills. Warmouth, Catfish and Sunfish
are also plentiful. Expansive flats of
eel grass, Hydrilla and Peppergrass
provide the sanctuary for excellent
fishing in this 5,500-acre spring fed lake.
The third largest lake in west central
Florida, Lake Panasoffkee connects to the
Withlacoochee River via the Outlet River
which flows out to the Gulf of Mexico.
Lake Panasoffkee Wildlife
, located at 7519 NW
18th Way (along State Road 44) near
Wildwood, is a site along the Great Florida
Birding Trail. Among the species you’ll
find are Sandhill Cranes, Herons, Egrets,
Ibis, Kestrels, Meadowlarks, Killdeer,
Owls and Warblers. With eight miles of
marked trails for cycling and 18 miles for
horseback riding and hiking, the area is
popular for seasonal hunting, birding by
boat, by bicycle or on foot, and camping.
Call 352-796-7211 ext. 4470 or visitwww.swfwmd.state.fl.us/recreation/ areas/lakepanasoffkee.html.
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