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Gator Lake

According to FWC, there are about 9500 alligators who call Lake Jessup home. One of the largest... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
captsteveO
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Osteen, Florida
Great place

I went with friends on an airboat tour and it was amazing. Lots of wildlife lived in the lake and... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2018
Milesthegamer
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

According to FWC, there are about 9500 alligators who call Lake Jessup home. One of the largest concentrations of alligators in the state of Florida. A great place to take the ex-wife water skiing!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank captsteveO
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

I went with friends on an airboat tour and it was amazing. Lots of wildlife lived in the lake and we even got to see what Florida looked like uninhabited. It was great and I totally recommend it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Milesthegamer
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Drove an hour to see this beautiful lake and wildlife. Due to extreme flooding from heavy rains there is no public access to trails. Very disappointed because we called the park service prior.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jojen67
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Lake Jesup is quite beautiful to look at, but be warned. This lake has a very large population of Alligators. I cross the bridge on this lake every time I come into the Orlando area to visit family. Great for birdwatching and wildlife viewing.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 8 June 2018

For boating, fishing and just the views Lake Jesup is a real find. Avoid swimming because of gators which seem to enjoy it as much as people do. Many nearby attractions surround this large attractive body of water.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank reelwise
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Many people have told me there are more gators in Lake Jesup than in any other lake in Florida. I don't know if this is true or not, but I can't argue with them. I visited during the afternoon and walked along a trail that...More

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank Maketrax
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Lake Jessup is unbelievable! So many alligators and lots of birds. There’s something to watch every moment! It’s non stop sight seeing. If you like alligators, which i find fascinating, you’ll love a boat ride on this lake.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank jeanie722
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Lake Jessup supposedly has the highest alligator density of any lake in Florida. We went to several locations seeking a view of alligators in their natural habitat, but saw none until we went to a lakeside bar (Black Hammock), where some babies literally came crawling...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank jim g
Reviewed 18 September 2017

The County had an opportunity to clean and dredge the lake about a decade ago and declined to match funds, missing their opportunity. As a result, it has become a stagnant, muddy, shallow space, teaming with gators. You rarely see boats on the lake because...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank sjhokie
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

It you want to see gators in the wild, this is the place to go. Take a Black Hammock airboat your, and you will see gators. A early morning car ride over the lake, and you will think there are a lot of logs out...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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