Florida has the longest coastline in the States, being bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Straits of Florida. Most of the state sits on a peninsula within sea level, with its highest point being Britton Hill at 105 metres. In fact, Florida is the flattest state in the country.
The Florida peninsula is made up of karst limestone sitting above bedrock, with numerous springs, sinkholes and underwater caves. There are also a plethora of lakes and reservoirs all over the state, many of which drain into the rivers and surrounding water.
Lets have a look at the best lakes in Florida:
1. Lake Kissimmee
Sitting in the Lake Kissimmee State Park, Lake Kissimmee is famous for its amazing wildlife. White tailed deer, bald eagles, ospreys, bobcats and alligators are just a few of the animals that live within the park and around the 141 square kilometre lake.
Lake Kissimmee is known for its phenomenal bird watching, as well as having some of the best fishing in Florida. Boat ramps sit around the lake for fishing and leisure boating, and there are also plenty of campsites around.
Equestrian trails, hiking trails, picnic tables and playgrounds are available for visitors, as are restroom facilities. Lake Kissimmee is also a popular wedding venue, though its wildlife is its main draw.