Best lakes in South Florida Gulf Coast

Check out the top lakes in South Florida Gulf Coast, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Lakes Park
1. Lakes Park
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36 local reviews
7330 Gladiolus Dr, Fort Myers
+1 239-533-7575
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Beth & Steve
Lakes Regional Park is a 279 acre park with a 158 acre freshwater quarry lake that offers a day of fun on land…
Ivan
Lakes Regional Park is a 279 acre park with a 158 acre freshwater quarry lake that offers a day of fun on land…
Christine
Lakes Regional Park is a 279 acre park with a 158 acre freshwater quarry lake that offers a day of fun on land…
1. Lakes Park
1. Lakes Park
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36 local reviews
7330 Gladiolus Dr, Fort Myers
+1 239-533-7575
Beth & Steve
Beth & Steve
Lakes Regional Park is a 279 acre park with a 158 acre freshwater quarry lake that offers a day of fun on land or on the water for the whole…
Ivan
Ivan
Lakes Regional Park is a 279 acre park with a 158 acre freshwater quarry lake that offers a day of fun on land or on the water for the whole…
Christine
Christine
Lakes Regional Park is a 279 acre park with a 158 acre freshwater quarry lake that offers a day of fun on land or on the water for the whole…
2. Nathan Benderson Park
2. Nathan Benderson Park
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19 local reviews
5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota
Open · Closes 8:00 PM
+1 941-358-7275
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Lazarus
Nathan Benderson Park started as a pretty but ordinary park with a large man-made lake in its center. It was…
Mark
Long paved trails great for walking or bicycle, family friendly, and a huge lake where "Crew" teams often…
Devin & Marian
600-acre park on a lake with rowing facilities including a boathouse & regatta center. Features a playground,…
2. Nathan Benderson Park
2. Nathan Benderson Park
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19 local reviews
5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota
Open · Closes 8:00 PM
+1 941-358-7275
Lazarus
Lazarus
Nathan Benderson Park started as a pretty but ordinary park with a large man-made lake in its center. It was great for a run, hike, a dog…
Mark
Mark
Long paved trails great for walking or bicycle, family friendly, and a huge lake where "Crew" teams often train and compete. Great spot for…
Devin & Marian
Devin & Marian
600-acre park on a lake with rowing facilities including a boathouse & regatta center. Features a playground, walking path, and cycling…
3. Frank E. Mackle Community Park
3. Frank E. Mackle Community Park
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10 local reviews
1361 Andalusia Terrace, Marco Island
(239) 642-0575
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Tony
This Marco Island Park is a center of community activity. Mackle park is now Dog friendly. The basketball…
Brad
Mackle Park features a large lake, running path, and expansive playground. There are also sports fields and a…
3. Frank E. Mackle Community Park
3. Frank E. Mackle Community Park
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10 local reviews
1361 Andalusia Terrace, Marco Island
(239) 642-0575
Tony
Tony
This Marco Island Park is a center of community activity. Mackle park is now Dog friendly. The basketball courts are well maintained. The…
Brad
Brad
Mackle Park features a large lake, running path, and expansive playground. There are also sports fields and a basketball court. The…
4. Sugden Regional Park
4. Sugden Regional Park
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5 local reviews
4284 Avalon Dr, Naples
+1 239-252-4000
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Jantina
One of the most beautiful lakes in Naples (besides Lake Kelly, the lake behind the house) is Sugden Park with…
Ulia And Luca
A little precious park, with a lake, a beach suitable for swim and many pic nic / recreational areas. This…
Sylvia
Nice park around a lake on which you can kayak. Ideal for a morning​ walk or a bike tour. In easy biking…
4. Sugden Regional Park
4. Sugden Regional Park
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5 local reviews
4284 Avalon Dr, Naples
+1 239-252-4000
Jantina
Jantina
One of the most beautiful lakes in Naples (besides Lake Kelly, the lake behind the house) is Sugden Park with Lake Avalon. This massive…
Ulia And Luca
Ulia And Luca
A little precious park, with a lake, a beach suitable for swim and many pic nic / recreational areas. This area also it hosts several nice…
Sylvia
Sylvia
Nice park around a lake on which you can kayak. Ideal for a morning​ walk or a bike tour. In easy biking distance from our home.
5. Mackle Park And Marco Library
5. Mackle Park And Marco Library
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4 local reviews
Mackle Park And Marco Library
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Mackle Park has a covered basketball court, play ground, walking trail around the lake, soccer field, BBQ…
John
Lake with walking trail, fenced in dog parks, basketball courts, and many other activities. Playground and a…
John
Great walking trail around Marco Island's largest fresh water lake. Many activities to do, great facilities…
5. Mackle Park And Marco Library
5. Mackle Park And Marco Library
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4 local reviews
Mackle Park And Marco Library
Karen/Colleen Re/Max Affinity Plus
Karen/Colleen Re/Max Affinity Plus
Mackle Park has a covered basketball court, play ground, walking trail around the lake, soccer field, BBQ grills and picnic tables under…
John
John
Lake with walking trail, fenced in dog parks, basketball courts, and many other activities. Playground and a small water park for children…
John
John
Great walking trail around Marco Island's largest fresh water lake. Many activities to do, great facilities for kids as well.
6. Palma Sola Botanical Park
6. Palma Sola Botanical Park
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5 local reviews
9800 17th Ave NW, Bradenton
Open · Closes 7:00 PM
(941) 761-2866
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Cameron
PALMA SOLA BOTANICAL PARK is a private, non-profit foundation. The 10 acre park is open from 8:00 A.M until…
The 10 acre park is open from 8:00 A.M until sunset. It has: lush tranquil gardens, three lakes, bridges, the…
6. Palma Sola Botanical Park
6. Palma Sola Botanical Park
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5 local reviews
9800 17th Ave NW, Bradenton
Open · Closes 7:00 PM
(941) 761-2866
Cameron
Cameron
PALMA SOLA BOTANICAL PARK is a private, non-profit foundation. The 10 acre park is open from 8:00 A.M until sunset. It has: - lush tranquil…
Gulf
The 10 acre park is open from 8:00 A.M until sunset. It has: lush tranquil gardens, three lakes, bridges, the Galleria Building and the…
7. Oscar Scherer State Park
7. Oscar Scherer State Park
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17 local reviews
Oscar Scherer State Park
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Michael
A beautiful park with hiking trails lake to swim in and learn about Florida
Carol
Open land, man made little lake, camping
7. Oscar Scherer State Park
7. Oscar Scherer State Park
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17 local reviews
Oscar Scherer State Park
Michael
Michael
A beautiful park with hiking trails lake to swim in and learn about Florida
Carol
Carol
Open land, man made little lake, camping
8. Freedom Park
8. Freedom Park
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7 local reviews
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Jen
Wonderful large nature park right in town with lakes, a swamp boardwalk and small interpretive center…
Don
Another park very close to the house. A wooden boardwalk meanders around 50 acres of restored wetlands, lakes…
8. Freedom Park
8. Freedom Park
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7 local reviews
Jen
Jen
Wonderful large nature park right in town with lakes, a swamp boardwalk and small interpretive center. Different local ecosystems exist in…
Don
Don
Another park very close to the house. A wooden boardwalk meanders around 50 acres of restored wetlands, lakes & viewing platforms.