Lake Brantley


Lake Brantley


Size: 287 acres
Average Depth: 12 feet
Maximum Depth: 28 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, Jet-skis, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply
Boating Comments: Lake Brantley is a private lake. Only homeowners on direct lake front or those in neighboring communities with authorized access can use the lake.
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, Some Restrictions

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Lake Brantley is a beautiful, spring-fed lake located in the Central Florida city of Longwood.  With 288 acres, this lake makes a great place for all kinds of water sports, including wake boarding, water skiing, tubing, jet skiing, kayaking, swimming, rowing, fishing or just boating around the lake to enjoy being outdoors.    

The lake is on average, about 12 feet deep with the deepest part being 28 feet deep.  There are quite a few different types of fish in this lake including largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, black crappie, catfish and blue gills. 

Lake Brantley is a spring fed lake with about 3 miles of shoreline.  This shoreline boasts many beautiful homes where most homeowners have a boat dock and other water sports toys to take advantage of the fun this lake offers.  Fortunately, while there are a limited number of homes that have lakefront or canal front property, there are many, many more that have access to Lake Brantley through their Home Owner’s Association.  This allows many families to enjoy the lake without paying lakefront property prices. The very large community of Sweetwater Oaks boasts Sweetwater Beach, a place with a boat ramp, sandy beach, playground, volleyball net and a basketball court.   

There is no public access to Lake Brantley.  The communities that surround the lake provide access and a boat ramp through their Home Owner’s Association.  These associations have also come together to form the Lake Brantley Lake Management Association.  Their purpose is to “manage Lake Brantley through monitoring, treatment and education to ensure that it remains a lake of the highest quality of recreational use by residents who have legal access and to share with others the scientific knowledge and results gained from experience”. 


This area of Seminole County has easy access to many Central Florida amenities.  For a little more nature, you can enjoy Wekiwa Springs State Park just a few miles away or a local hang out, Wekiva Island right on the Wekiva River.  Wekiva Island has a bar with live music, a food truck, canoeing and kayaking and cabanas for rent right on the river.   If theme parks are more your speed, Disney World, Sea World and Universal Studios are all within 30 miles.  Downtown Orlando is 30 min. too.    

If you are looking to enjoy the beautiful nature of a Central Florida lake, while still having easy access to shopping, restaurants and theme parks, Lake Brantley could be the perfect place for you!

Water Quality: No Known Issues, Town/State Monitoring
Vegetation Growth: Unknown
Non-native Species: Unknown

Fish Species: White Bass, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Black Crappie, Carp, Bluegill, Striped Bass

Boat Access: None, Private Lake
Ramp Comments: Ramps for Lake Brantley are accessed through the neighborhoods that have authorized lake access.
Parking Spaces: Unknown

Shoreline Development: 75-100%