About Blue Cypress Lake


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Blue Cypress Lake has been a haven for big bass seekers for more than 50 years. The largest bass recorded at Blue Cypress Lake has been 18 lbs., 2 oz, but the Florida record could easily be in this beautiful, natural lake at the headwaters of the St. John's River.

This extraordinary lake gets its name from the bright blue appearance of the cypress trees as the rising sun's rays reflect off the lake. Located in the western portion of Indian River County, Blue Cypress Lake is approximately 6,555 acres of freshwater wilderness. The average depth of the lake is 8 feet and the water is some of the cleanest found anywhere in Florida.

Along the lake's edge are cypress trees and bayous with lily pads, sawgrass and submerged logs. Fish attractors have been placed around in open waters. Wildlife and wilderness abound everywhere, including the five miles of dirt road leading to the lake and Middleton's Fish Camp. Majestic ospreys and eagles nest in the moss-covered cypress, while raccoons, alligators and otters splash along the shoreline. On the way in, watch for crossing deer, and if the moon is full, you might see several of them.A kid in his boat on the lake.

Blue Cypress Lake is probably best known for its Large Mouth Bass, but there are also Crappie (or Speckled Perch), Bluegills, Shellcrackers and Catfish. Fish where the water is CLEAN and the fishing is great. Come to Middleton's.

According to Wikipedia, Blue Cypress Lake is located at the following longitude and latitude coordinates: 27°45′15″N, 80°44′37″W.