Lake Jesup is a true gem located in the heart of Seminole County. It is one of the largest lakes in Central Florida and takes up a land area of almost 16,000 acres. It is close to other Florida communities as well as an abundance of vacation rentals.
The lake offers something for everyone, from weekend travelers to lifelong Florida residents. Here are a few of our favorite things to do on and around Lake Jesup.
There’s no better way to experience all Lake Jesup has to offer than with a boat tour. Florida is known internationally for its famous airboats. Book an individual or group tour and soak up the sun on the water with a front-row seat to the Florida wildlife.
You can choose from a variety of tours to fit your schedule, from a 30-minute daytime tour to an hour-long sunset tour. Whether you’re a local or international visitor, a boat tour has something fun in store for you.
Central Florida is home to dozens of species of unique birds, including herons, storks, and chickadees. Lake Jesup provides the perfect environment for birds, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to observe them in their natural environment.
There are plenty of quiet overlook spots to stop and observe the birds. You can also spot several species on the water during boat tours.
When in Florida, do as the Floridians do. Both longtime Floridians and first-time visitors to Lake Jesup can find appetizing Florida fare any time of day. The Black Hammock Restaurant is home to the best fried gator in town.
The restaurant also has a full menu of other Florida delicacies, including catfish nuggets, shrimp, and frog legs. It’s located right on the water, so you can enjoy your food with a beautiful view.
The area surrounding Lake Jesup is home to several unique hiking trails. Spend a morning getting your steps in on one of the more challenging hikes or opt for an easier route in the afternoon and watch the sun set. The hiking trails around the lake feature amazing views of the water, where you can see wildlife and take in the fresh Florida air.
These are just a few of the many activities Lake Jesup has to offer. Find your own adventure and start planning your trip to the lake today.