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About Lake Panasoffkee

Located in Sumter County, Florida, Lake Panasoffkee is a popular natural park and reserve which offers a multitude of outdoor experiences. Less than an hour’s drive from downtown Orlando, visitors can enjoy birdwatching, cycling, horseback riding, fishing and hiking on the lake shores. Boat trips are available for adventurous travellers wishing to view the very best of Florida’s wildlife.

A great way to explore Lake Panasoffkee is via an airboat adventure. Visitors are treated to a trip through the marshes, swamps and backwaters where myriad wildlife can be seen. Catch glimpses of alligators, turtles, ducks, snakes and rare birdlife in this relatively untouched area of Florida. Alternatively, rent a boat and glide across the main lake effortlessly, capturing the majesty of freshwater marshes and oak-lined banks. Keen anglers can attempt to catch crappies or trophy bass weighing up to 9 pounds or larger. Hikers can enjoy woodland walks, and there are 28 kilometres of multi-use trails available with picnic tables and grills en route. There are also several kilometres available for horseback and horse drawn buggy riding. Outdoor types will relish the opportunity to camp underneath the stars by Lake Panasoffkee. There are several sites on the trails and stalls with water, fire rings or grills. Cyclists can ride across 12 kilometres of terrain around the lake, as trails are clearly marked for all levels of expertise. Although many prefer to camp, barbeque or picnic around the lake, there are also several restaurants in the area. From buffet style dinners to seafood eateries there’s plenty to tempt a hungry adventurer.

It takes just over an hour to drive from Orlando, Gainesville and Tampa to Lake Panasoffkee. Driving is the easiest method of transport to access the lakeside facilities. Buses are available from surrounding cities including Lakeland, Ocala and the Villages of Sumter County. There are 3 Amtrak rail stations within half an hour of Lake Panasoffkee, the nearest is in Wildwood, 24 kilometres away to the furthest point.

Around 1813, Black Seminoles settled by the lake and named the area Starkey's Village. They planted one of the oldest orange groves in Florida and cultivated rice, sugarcane and corn in addition to raising livestock. In the late 1800s, a Cleveland entrepreneur purchased the land and utilised the leftover orange stock and the oak forests on the property. The area became more developed and began to attract more tourists. Today, Lake Panasoffkee tempts lovers of the great outdoors, those keen to escape the buzzing metropolis’ and anglers eager to catch that ever-elusive trophy bass.

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Big Cypress

Big Cypress
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Bushnell, Florida
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Big Cypress offers a comfortable setting when in Bushnell.

Americas Best Value Inn Wildwood

Americas Best Value Inn Wildwood
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Wildwood, Florida
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Americas Best Value Inn Wildwood provides a comfortable setting when in Wildwood. It also offers a 24-hour reception, an outdoor pool and laundry facilities.

Economy Suites Wildwood

Economy Suites Wildwood
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Wildwood, Florida
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Boasting an outdoor pool, Economy Suites Wildwood is located in Wildwood and provides comfortable accommodation. It also features free Wi-Fi.

Waterfront Zen in Fenney 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms Home

Waterfront Zen in Fenney 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms Home
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Wildwood, Florida
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Old Owl's Nest

Old Owl's Nest
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Floral City, Florida
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Fabulous, 8.6
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Old Owl's Nest provides 3-star accommodation, plus an express check-in and check-out feature, free Wi-Fi and a tour desk. It also offers a laundry service and a BBQ/picnic area.

Red Oaks

Red Oaks
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Bushnell, Florida
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Red Oaks provides a comfortable setting when in Bushnell. It also offers laundry facilities and a library.

Galahad Terrace House

Galahad Terrace House
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The Villages, Florida
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Situated in The Villages, Galahad Terrace House is within easy driving distance of Wildwood and provides an outdoor pool, a library and free Wi-Fi.

Overstreet House

Overstreet House
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The Villages, Florida
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Situated within the scenic parkland of The Villages, Overstreet House provides comfortable accommodation and a full range of facilities, including an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and a library.

Veranda House

Veranda House
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The Villages, Florida
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Veranda House is ideally positioned in peaceful surrounds in The Villages, just a short car ride from Leesburg and Wildwood. It provides free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and a library.

Empire Avenue House

Empire Avenue House
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The Villages, Florida
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Set within the scenic parkland of The Villages, Empire Avenue House provides comfortable accommodation and a full range of facilities, including an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi.

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