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Florida Lakes Fast Facts:

  • Florida is home to around 7,800 lakes representing 3 million acres of freshwater. (There are also 12,000 miles of freshwater rivers and streams in Florida.)
  • Florida's lakes and rivers are home to more than 200 freshwater species, a fact that attracts hundreds of fishermen every year.
  • The Orlando area, commonly thought of only as an amusement park destination, actually boasts over 100 lakes. Many Orlando resorts and timeshares actually offer lake-front accommodations and marinas for visitors with watercraft.
  • In the entire world, there are only two naturally occurring round lakes. DeFuniak Springs, Florida, is home to one of them.
  • The largest lake in the state of Florida is Lake Okeechobee. At an impressive 700 square miles it is the second largest of the freshwater US lakes.
For more information on Florida Lakes, please take advantage of the following resources  

Florida Lakes

Lake Kissimmee

Lake Okeechobee

 
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