Lake Okahumpka

Lake Okahumpka (approx. 700 acres) is a dishpan shaped natural lake that averages 3-5 feet in depth at normal pool. Its lake bottom is comprised of a sandy loam strata, laden with silt and muck, thicker along the shallower shorelines, except the north eastern corner of the lake. Inherent springs and rainfall/runoff are the primary inflow sources.

The primary vegetation forms are cattails and eel grasses. Lily pad groups, and pepper grass beds scatter the watery landscape. Hydrilla grasses invade the lake from year to year, choking out ALL other aquatic grasses, especially during the hot summer months, making navigation impossible. State funding affords for the periodical chemical treating of this noxious weed.

Lake Okahumpka is bordered on its eastern shores by Continental Country Club, a retirement community. Residents enjoy lake access via their own boat launch, and a 1/2 mile long perimeter canal that spans the south western boundary of the community.

Heritage Park community is located to the west of Lake Okahumpka and has its own access ramp and park pavilion on the south western corner of the lake. The shorelines to the south and west are bordered by swampland, which drains south and east to the Hogeye Sink Reserve via a man-made weir system located in the swampy area at the south eastern corner of the lake. The filtering action afforded by the expansive swamp areas surrounding the lake makes for a water quality rating of GOOD.

PUBLIC ACCESS: Lake Okahumpka Park has a gated access with hours of operation from dawn to sunset, daily. There is ample paved parking for boat trailers, with a double ramp fixed to a floating dock. Porta Pottys are located in the parking lot, and there are several covered picnic pavilions, and hiking trails available as well. Sorry, limited fishing from bank due to swampy terrain.
Find a charter!

Directions

Lake Okahumpka - Ramp #1

6085 SR 44, Wildwood, Fl 34785
Lat:28.833093, Lon:-82.005240

Lake Okahumpka is located directly off SR44 in Sumter County, approx. 1.3 miles east of the intersection of Buena Vista Blvd. and SR 44 in the Villages of Lady Lake, approx. 3 miles east of Wildwood, Fl

Get GPS Map Directions!