Freshwater bank fishing is available at three different lakes in the park, and a fishing dock is at the Mac Lake day use area. The fishing dock is accessible by mobility assistance devices from the parking lot. The lakes range in size from 2 – 25 acres and vary in depth from 12-50 feet. The lakes were dug in the 1990s as part of a lime rock mining operation. Freshwater species such as largemouth bass, bluegill, bream, shell cracker and catfish can be caught. Canoes, kayaks and small jon boats can be carried down to the water and hand launched. Gas powered motors are prohibited but electric trolling motors can be used.
All fishing within the park must conform to regulations concerning size, number, method of capture and season. A fishing license may be required. More information is available at the Florida Wildlife Commission’s Fishing in Florida.
There are two lakes in the park in which you can launch your own canoe or kayak. Don’t have your own? No worries.
Canoes and Kayaks can be rented from the ranger station and launched at Mac Lake. The first two hours are $8 then an additional $3 (plus tax) for every hour after.
Canoes and kayaks must be returned one hour before sunset.