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Canoeing & Kayaking

Lake Placid, FL
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Our Route Summary

  • Submitted by: Al Vazquez
  • Date Submitted: 12/2000
  • Location: northwest of Lake Okeechobee and east of Arcadia FL
  • Class: Typically flat water lake
  • Distance Paddled: 3 miles round trip (one can go further)
  • Water Level: We paddled Lake Placid even when nearby Fisheating Creek nearby was almost dry during a drought
  • Water: fresh
  • Wildlife: bass and other fish,. heron

Entry and Exit

  • Directions: Follow Route 70 toward its intersection with Routes 27/25 at Lake Placid. Just over 3 miles west of that intersection, turn north onto Placid View Drive. Follow Placid View Drive north about 3 miles to the public boat ramp and parking on the east side of the road.
  • GPS: N 27 degrees 15.149' W 81 degrees 22.662'
  • Fee: none
  • Description: sand bank and paved ramp
  • Parking: adjacent unpaved
  • Facilities: none, but convenience stores are 6 miles away at the intersection of Routes 70 and Route 27/25.

What We Saw

Lake Placid is a 4 mile long lake with good bass fishing and fairly clear water. Surrounded by lakefront residences like the ones shown at left, it's a good recreational or fishing paddle.

We paddled to the north end of the lake for a relaxing afternoon trip.