Lake Dexter

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Lake Dexter
Location Winter Haven, Florida
Coordinates 27°59′26″N 81°40′52″W / 27.9906°N 81.6812°W / 27.9906; -81.6812
Type natural freshwater lake
Basin countries United States
Max. length 4,135 feet (1,260 m)
Max. width 2,275 feet (693 m)
Surface area 166 acres (67 ha)
Average depth 5 feet (1.5 m)
Max. depth 18 feet (5.5 m)
Surface elevation 135 feet (41 m)

Lake Dexter, which is somewhat apostrophe shaped, is a natural freshwater lake in southeast Winter Haven, Florida. This lake has a 166-acre (670,000 m2) surface area. It is bounded on the east and northeast by residences, on the north by commercial property, on the northwest by residences and along its entire southwest and southern shore area by grassland. A partially completed and abandoned residential project is in the grassland at the very south side of Lake Dexter. Parts of the shore around the lake are lined by swampy areas.[1][2]

Possibly the south and southeast shores of Lake Dexter border on publicly owned land. If this is public land, it is the only place the public could fish from the shore. At any rate the lake has only boat access from private boat ramps and docks and it has no public swimming areas. The Hook and Bullet website says Lake Dexter contains largemouth bass, bluegill and crappie.[3]