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Electric Motor Boats
Boating Comments: Due to deed restrictions, there is no public boat access on Turkey Lake. But the FWC, the City of Orlando, and Bass Pro Shops have teamed together to provide a boat rental program
Turkey Lake in the City of Orlando is just minutes from Universal Studios. Due to deed restrictions, there is no public boat access on Turkey Lake. But the FWC, the City of Orlando, and Bass Pro Shops have teamed together to provide a boat rental program
Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake, this beautifully landscaped and maintained park offers picnicking, hiking along seven miles of nature trails, biking along a three-mile bike path, and several other diversions. The picnic areas are close to the lake with beautiful shaded tables and “picnic pavilions” (additional charge). There are play areas and sandy “beaches” but no lake swimming. Instead, there is a large pool overlooking the lovely lake. A fishing pier lets you test your angling skills against largemouth bass and other species. If you prefer to fish from a boat, you can rent one. Across the park, an “all children’s” playground offers an enormous wood and car-tire wonderland that will provide little one’s hours of exploration and fun. Campgrounds are available for trailers and RVs for rent, including electricity, water, and sewer hookup. Camping requires reservations.
Turkey Lake fishing during stable weather, the bass will be active, most likely along the grass edges or schooling out in the open water. Soft jerk baits, lipless crankbaits, and top-waters will all work well under these stable conditions. The black crappie (speck) can usually be reliable. Trolling or drift jigs or jig/minnow combinations in the south lobe for best success. The crappie schools are relatively concentrated, so do not give up if the first hour or so produces nothing.
Largemouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Black Crappie, Bluegill
Parking Spaces: Unknown