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Lots of gators

Wanted to see some gators in the wild and this lake didn’t disappoint. Seen several gators along... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2019
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Beautiful views

Went for a few hours on way from Orlando to Daytona Beach. Went there in hopes of seeing alligators... read more

Reviewed January 9, 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

Wanted to see some gators in the wild and this lake didn’t disappoint. Seen several gators along the shore. Also took an airboat ride at Black Hammock witch was a great experience. Very scenic backwaters.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed January 9, 2019

Went for a few hours on way from Orlando to Daytona Beach. Went there in hopes of seeing alligators but saw none. Still it was very nice and clean park.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed October 15, 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
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Reviewed August 3, 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 July 21, 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 July 4, 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 June 7, 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 March 18, 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
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Reviewed March 4, 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 October 26, 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
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