Cypress Lake, Florida, USA

Also known as:  Lake Cypress

Cypress Lake, a 4097 acre expanse in Osceola County, is a prime vacation destination in central Florida.One of the lakes on the Kissimmee Waterway, Boat travelers can enjoy 56 miles of water, including Cypress Lake. Northernmost Lake Tohopekaliga and southernmost Lake Okeechobee connect the many lakes along the Kissimmee River through the use of canals and locks. Lakes in the chain are shallow, often between only six and 13 feet – READ THE FULL ARTICLE

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Welcome to the ultimate guide to Cypress Lake! Article topics include:

Looking for Cypress Lake cabins or other accommodations? Save time and use this interactive map to find, compare and book at the best rates. Or explore more of our favorite travel partners.

All About Cypress Lake

Lake Locations: USA - South - Florida - East Central -

Cypress Lake, a 4097 acre expanse in Osceola County, is a prime vacation destination in central Florida.One of the lakes on the Kissimmee Waterway, Boat travelers can enjoy 56 miles of water, including Cypress Lake. Northernmost Lake Tohopekaliga and southernmost Lake Okeechobee connect the many lakes along the Kissimmee River through the use of canals and locks. Lakes in the chain are shallow, often between only six and 13 feet in depth.

Prior to 1962, the Kissimmee River meandered over 103 miles that supported a rich ecosystem of fish and wildlife along floodplain wetlands. In an effort to control periodic river flooding, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers transformed the river into a straighter, 56-mile channel between 1962 and 1971. Although the channelization project achieved its flood protection goal, most of the wetlands wildlife habitat was eliminated. About 90 percent of the wading bird and wintering waterfowl populations disappeared.

In order to restore the delicate wetlands ecosystem, the Kissimmee River Restoration project is currently underway with a scheduled completion date of 2010. Jointly managed by the Corps of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management District, the project will restore about 43 miles of the river’s historic channel along the canal’s midsection. The goal is to restore more than 300 species of fish and wildlife to the wetland-rich floodplain. The upper and lower portions of the canal will remain intact to preserve flood protection.

Cypress Lake is close to Kissimmee, Orlando, and all the Disney attractions, but far enough to reintroduce you to nature. A trip to Cypress Lake is more an exercise in relaxation than one of days jam-packed with activity. Central Florida’s diverse wildlife is an outdoor playground, sure to impress the entire family. In addition to simply enjoying the beautiful flora and fauna, wildlife photographers flock to the area in hopes of that special shot. Wintering waterfowl choose the greater Cypress Lake area for their warm-weather hideout, bald eagles swoop through the air, red-shouldered hawks make the occasional graceful entrance, and beautiful herons have been known to make an appearance.

Water sports are an always-favorite at Cypress Lake, with airboat rides taking the prize for one of the most enjoyable. Half boat, half magic carpet ride, an airboat tour will take you on a unique tour of the lake’s diverse ecosystem, some even traveling into the nearby marshes to give you an up-front view of some of the fabulous wildlife.

Cypress Lake is well-known for its superb fishing opportunities. Black crappie, bluegill, and largemouth bass are what you’ll likely find lurking beneath the lake’s waters, and a trip to the lake is hardly complete without putting in a day’s fishing. Rent a boat or bring your own, drop your line in, and sit back and wait for your next big trophy catch. And while you wait, the sun on your face and a warm breeze in your hair will help you to relax and truly understand what “getting away from it all” really means.

After a day of fishing, boating, or just playing in the water, enjoy a sumptuous meal or glass of wine as you watch the sun go down over the lake’s still waters. Cypress Lake is locally famous for its fiery orange sunsets, deeply colorful and one of the most spectacular you’ll ever see.

Things to Do at Cypress Lake

  • Vacation Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Birding
  • Playground

Fish Species Found at Cypress Lake

  • Bass
  • Black Bass
  • Black Crappie
  • Bluegill
  • Crappie
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Sunfish

All About Cypress Lake

Best hotels and vacation rentals at Cypress Lake

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More Sites to Book a Cypress Lake Vacation

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Recommended Sites to Book a Cypress Lake Vacation

If you want to take a deeper dive to find waterfront lake cabins, cottages, condos, hotels or resorts, check out our favorite Cypress Lake lodging partners.

  • VRBO – Use VRBO to find the perfect lake rental home, condo, cabin, cottage or other vacation property.
  • Booking.com – One of the world’s leading digital travel companies, Booking.com connects travelers to everything from cozy B&Bs to luxury resorts.
  • Expedia – Expedia is a popular online travel agency with more than 140,000 lodging properties worldwide.
  • Hotels.com – With more than 325,000 hotels in 19,000-plus locations, Hotels.com is an industry leader in online accommodations.
  • TripAdvisor – Read traveler reviews and compare prices on hotels, vacation rentals and more at TripAdvisor.
  • Trivago – Trivago helps travelers compare deals for hotels and other accommodations from a variety of booking sites.
  • KAYAK – KAYAK scours hundreds of other travel websites at once to find the best deals on hotels and other travel-related services.
  • RVshare –RVshare connects travelers interested in renting a motorhome with owners who have RVs to rent.
  • CampSpot – Campspot offers premier RV resorts, family campgrounds, cabins and glamping options across North America.
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Lake Type: Natural Freshwater Lake, Not Dammed

Water Level Control: South Florida Water Management District

Surface Area: 4,097 acres

Shoreline Length: 12 miles

Normal Elevation (Full Pond): 51 feet

Minimum Elevation (Min Pond): 49 feet

Maximum Elevation (Max Pond): 53 feet

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  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • hot tub
  • wifi