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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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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