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Lake Panasoffkee

Exceptional Fishing

Visitors to

Lake Panasoffkee

enjoy some

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.

Birding

The

Lake Panasoffkee Wildlife

Management Area

, 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 visit

www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/recreation/ areas/lakepanasoffkee.html.

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