CANOEING AT LAKE TSALA APOPKA
Explore Citrus County’s premier attraction for bird watching, photography, canoeing, fishing, and family memories.
Escape to nature on a 2-hour to full day, quiet-water, paddling as a Seminole Indian on adventure through a 19,000-acre wildlife preserve. Tsala Apopka Lake is a chain of lakes located within a bend in the Withlacoochee River in Citrus County (North central Florida). This area is known historically as the Cove of the Withlacoochee. Tsala Apopka Lake is composed of a number of lakes, swamps and marshes interspersed with islands, with a total open water surface area of about 19,000 acres (77 km2). It is spread through an area of about 63,000 acres (250 km2), bounded by State Road 200 to the north, State Road 48 to the south, the Withlacoochee River to the east, and US 41 to the west. About one-quarter of the area is in hammocks or live oak scrub. In all seasons the Tsala Apopka Lake astounds with its beauty and abundant wildlife. From the thousands of white ibis in the fall, the sightings of deer, wild hog, and turkey in the winter, the proliferation of songbirds in spring, and its cooling shade on a summer's day, Tsala Apopka Lake brings a new surprise and delight around each bend.
Bring your sense of adventure, rent a canoe for an hour or a day trip and paddle through this swamp full of Florida's unique flora and fauna. Perhaps paddling close to a sunning gator, a threatened limpkin, turtles congregating on a log, or catching that large-mouthed bass will be the most prized memory of your vacation. Whether this is your first time, you are an experienced paddler, a vacationer or a local resident, the Florida you're looking for is just a short paddle away!
Canoe at Tsala Apopka is located at the north entrance of the Lakeside Country Club only minutes away from your vacation villa, we offer self-guided, day trips, half days or hourly rentals.
Rates: Start at $ 25 per half-day per canoe *
Canoe: Seats 2 adults and 1 child
To make a reservation or for more information: call the frontdesk (+1)352-637-1140 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: at Resort
Available: Year round Monday through Friday 9:00 am till 6:00 pm
Reservation: Yes, day before or sooner