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Escape to Paradise: 16 Must-See Lakes in Florida

Most people think of beachy oceanfront destinations when they think of Florida. Frequently overlooked are the inland lakes beloved by fishing and boating enthusiasts in the Fishing Capital of the World, as well as by folks just looking for a freshwater escape and a taste of “Old Florida.”

In fact, Florida is home to more than 7,500 freshwater lakes and other bodies of water, and they are open year round for recreation activities. Here are a few of our favorite lake destinations in the Sunshine State waiting for you to take the bait.

Lake Okeechobee:
Lake Okeechobee, which means “Big Water” in the Seminole language, is the largest freshwater lake in Florida and is legendary for largemouth bass fishing. Read more…

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