Crooked Lake (Florida)

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Crooked Lake
LocationPolk County, Florida
Coordinates27°48′55″N 81°34′00″W / 27.81528°N 81.56667°W / 27.81528; -81.56667Coordinates: 27°48′55″N 81°34′00″W / 27.81528°N 81.56667°W / 27.81528; -81.56667
Primary outflowsKissimmee River
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface area4,274 acres (17.30 km2)[1]
Average depth13 ft (4.0 m)
Max. depth45 ft (14 m)
Water volume21,649,953,572 US gallons (82.0×10^6 m3)[1]
SettlementsHillcrest Heights, Babson Park and Crooked Lake Park, Florida

Crooked Lake is a State registered Outstanding Florida Water that is located in southeast Polk County, Florida, United States. The lake is located west of Babson Park, north and west of Hillcrest Heights and east of Crooked Lake Park. Crooked Lake is one of the largest lakes in Polk County both in terms of area and total volume with a maximum depth of 45 feet (14 m) and over 21.6 billion US gallons (82×10^6 m3) of water.[1] Originally known as Caloosa Lake by the Indians,[2] it is located on the Lake Wales Ridge, one of the highest areas in peninsula Florida.


  1. ^ a b c "Polk County Water Atlas, Crooked Lake". University of South Florida. Retrieved 2010-09-26.
  2. ^ "Crooked Lake" (PDF). Polk County Historical Association. March 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-27. Retrieved 2010-09-26.