Lake Jesup

Lake Jesup is located in Orlando, Florida, one of the almost one hundred lakes that are dotted around the Seminole County. In fact, it is the central basin that acts as a draining area for the St. John's River, making it a wonderful fishing and wildlife watching area.

The lake covers some ten thousand acres and its shoreline is about twenty-eight miles long. However, it is not a place for swimming as this one hundred thousand year old body of water is filled with more than ten thousand alligators, the largest number found in any single natural place in the country.

One of the best adventures that visitors can enjoy on the lake is an airboat ride. Varied tour operators offer airboat tours catering to six to twenty passengers. Visitors are taken away to see the alligators as well as exploring the tiny waterways that wind in and out of the lake. In fact, the air boats are very safe and comfortable seating and high protective bars keeps even the youngest passengers safe and sound.

Lake Jesup is filled with many interesting creatures, including turtles. All around the lake, varied birds, including bald eagles, like to nest and play. A small restaurant and bar sit at the entrance to the lake parking lot, famous for their seafood, catfish and alligator dishes. The bar is open till late, entertaining everyone with magnificent sunsets and good drinks. Best of all, visitors can stop off at the gift shop for a souvenir or two before heading home.

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