7006 State Highway 329B
Gainesville, FL 32641
About Newnans Lake
With its moss-covered trees and bare cypresses surrounding it, Newnans Lake can feel like a distant world. In reality, the 7,000 hectare lake is home to a diverse variety of birds, reptiles, birds of prey and wildlife. Alligators glide through the water while cormorants from the surrounding swamps and the lake itself watch. The natural beauty and abundance of fish attract anglers and calm boaters as well as fishermen from all over the country to this lake.
Newnans Lake is home to a diverse variety of birds, reptiles, birds of prey and wildlife. The lake is home to a number of different fish and reptiles, as well as a wide range of amphibians and amphibians.
The Prairie Creek flows into Newnans Lake and formerly flowed completely into the Paynes Prairie. The lake has an average depth of about 0.8 meters and a surface area of about 1,000 square feet.
A significant portion of the Newnan Lake outflow was diverted to nearby Orange Lake. As a result of this channel, the water level in Paynes Prairie has fallen to the point where it is drained and sealed over a large area.
In the 1970s, it was declared a national nature reserve and is now a fantastic place to see wildlife. The protected area consists of 20 different biological communities with different habitats.
It is also a place for camping and picnicking and is accessible to everyone through Newans Lake State Park, a public park with a variety of activities and activities.
The Payne Prairie Styx River has been designated Florida's outstanding body of water, as has Newnans Lake in Orange. Together with the water diverted through the Camp Canal, it was dammed and artificially stabilized water led to a reduction in the habitat for fish, although normal water levels have since been restored.
The lake is famous for the catch of white bass and sunfish, but there is also year-round fishing for bream and catfish. The muddy bottom of Newnans Lake is ideal for catfish, and anglers can be prepared to catch and eat a variety of species, including bluefish, perch, redfish and white trout. Bream prefer areas near the shore and the lake is rich in a number of different fish species as well as some species from the river Styx.
There are public boat moorings and picnic areas throughout the park, and there are boat rentals for motor boats, kayaks and canoes, as well as old-fashioned fishing camps.
Most banks of Newnans Lake are undeveloped, but there are scattered real estate and residential developments. There are a variety of accommodations and vacation rentals near Gainesville, and some properties can be sold for as little as $1,000 a month for a one-bedroom apartment.
The Newnans Lake Conservation Area is located on the northeast side of Lake Newnan and covers 5704 hectares of land. In the middle of the lake there is also a large basin swamp known as the rubber root swamp, as well as several small swamps.
There are a number of hiking and cycling trails to explore, as well as a variety of bird watching and hiking trails. The nature reserve is home to several bird species, such as the white, black and bald deer and the bald eagle. These birds are exceptional, bald eagles even nest in the lake, which is rare in Florida and one of the rarest birds in North America.
The Seminole name for Newnans Lake is Pithlachocco, meaning "lake for boat builders," and is estimated at 2300 to 5000 BC. A long drought lowered the lake's water level and exposed the remains of 120 canoes, giving the Seminoles a new meaning. The crowns, which range in length from 15 to 31 feet, are estimated by some to be 23,000 to 5,000 BC.
The site is now registered in the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the few of its kind in North America. A trip to Newnans Lake will certainly appeal to everyone, but add shopping and dining options in nearby Gainesville and it's the perfect place to get a taste of Florida's favorite tourist destination, with its beautiful beaches, scenic views of Lake Okeechobee and the Florida Panhandle.