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16 Lake/ River/ Ponds to explore in Florida


Florida is distinctive for its large Cuban expatriate community and high population growth, as well as for its increasing environmental issues. The state's economy relies mainly on tourism, agriculture, and transportation, which developed in the late 19th century. Florida is also renowned for amusement parks, orange crops, winter vegetables, the Kennedy Space Center.

Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park3540 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32309, USA

This is a huge biosphere reserve located in the heart of Leon county, Florida. The gardens are also a U.S. historic district known as the Killearn Plantation Archeological and Historic District. According to the National Register of Historic Places, it contains 18 historic buildings, 4 structures, and 4 objects. These beautiful ornamental gardens were first planted in 1923 by Alfred. b and Louis Mc lay after they purchased this as their winter home.

Big Cypress National Preserve
Big Cypress National Preserve33100 Tamiami Trail E, Ochopee, FL 34141, USA

Big Cypress National Preserve is a United States National Preserve located in South Florida. borders the wet freshwater marl prairies of Everglades National Park to the south, and other state and federally protected cypress country in the west. became the first national preserves in the United States National Park System when it was established.

Biscayne National Park

Biscayne National Park is an American national park in southern Florida, south of Miami. The park preserves Biscayne Bay and its offshore barrier reefs. Ninety-five percent of the park is water, and the shore of the bay is the location of an extensive mangrove forest. Daily a lot of people visit this place and is a famous tourist attraction in Miami Dade county.

Clermont chain of lakes
Clermont chain of lakesClermont chain of lakes, Florida 34711, USA

Clermont chain of lakes is a chain of lakes centered around Clermont, Florida. From southeast to northwest, the chain is fed by streams and groundwater.

Ft Pierce Inlet State Park
Ft Pierce Inlet State Park905 Shorewinds Dr, Fort Pierce, FL 34949, USA

Fort Pierce Inlet State Park is a 340-acre part of the Florida State Park system. It consists of beaches, dunes and a coastal hammock between the Atlantic Ocean and the waters of Tucker Cove, an indentation of the Indian River Lagoon.

Harry P Leu Gardens
Harry P Leu Gardens1920 N Forest Ave, Orlando, FL 32803, USA

Nearly 50 acres (200,000 m2) of landscaped grounds and lakes, with meandering trails shaded by 200-year-old oaks and forests of camellias. A 15-acre (61,000 m2) section of the park is a U.S. historic district.

Lake Alice
Lake AliceLake Alice, Gainesville, FL, USA

On the University of Florida campus, there is a small lake called Lake Alice. Gainesville's lake is a wildlife area and one of the few places in the city where one can see live alligators.

Lake Eola Park
Lake Eola Park512 E Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801, USA

A public park surrounded by four streets. Lake Eola is the main feature of the park. Also located in the park (on the west side) is the Walt Disney Amphitheater, which hosts many community events and various performances year-round. On the east side of the park is a Chinese pagoda, and a playground.

Lake Eustis
Lake EustisLake Eustis, Florida, USA

Lake Eustis covers approximately 7,000 acres. Beautiful Lake County is home to Leesburg, Eustis, Tavares, and Mount Dora, all of which boast excellent tourist accommodations and all kinds of sports activities that will delight any sports enthusiast.

Lake Harris
Lake HarrisLake Harris, Florida, USA

Lake Harris is Lake County's largest body of water. Ebenezer Jackson Harris (1815-1885), a pioneer who lived at Yalaha on the south side of the lake in the 1840s, gave the lake its name.

Lake Jackson
Lake JacksonLake Jackson, Florida, USA

Lake Jackson is a shallow, prairie lake on the north side of Leon County, Florida. The lake is located in the Red Hills Region, and has fluctuated from periods of being dry to a maximum elevation of 96 feet above sea level.

Lake Jackson Mounds State Park
Lake Jackson Mounds State Park3600 Indian Mound Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32303, USA

Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park is one of the most important archaeological sites in Florida. he complex originally included seven earthwork mounds, a public plaza and numerous individual village residences.

Lake Washington
Lake WashingtonLake Washington, Melbourne, FL 32934, USA

The largest lake in Brevard County is Lake Washington. Nearby is the John A. Buckley Surface Water Treatment Plant.

Peace River
Peace River1439 Park Beach Cir, Punta Gorda, FL 33950, USA

Water from the Peace River is crucial to maintaining the delicate salinity of Charlotte Harbor, home to several endangered species, as well as commercial and recreational fishing.

Peace River Wildlife Center
Peace River Wildlife Center3400 Ponce de Leon Pkwy, Punta Gorda, FL 33950, USA

Peace River Wildlife Center offers educational tours to the public.

Santa Fe River Preserve
Santa Fe River Preserve27025 N State Rd 121, Alachua, FL 32615, USA

The Santa Fe River is typical of many rivers in karst regions in that it disappears underground and then reappears 5 kilometres (3 miles) downstream.

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