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Canoeing & Kayaking
Copyright 2001 Alfonso Vazquez-Cuervo -
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,.
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
- 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.