Lake Josephine (Florida)

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Lake Josephine
Location between Sebring, Florida and Lake Placid, Florida
Coordinates 27°23′44″N 81°26′29″W / 27.3956°N 81.4415°W / 27.3956; -81.4415
Type natural freshwater lake
Basin countries United States
Max. length 1.62 miles (2.61 km)
Max. width 0.47 miles (0.76 km)
Surface area 1,248.87 acres (505 ha)[1]
Max. depth 7.5 feet (2.3 m)
Surface elevation 69 feet (21 m)
Islands numerous small islands and islets in lake

Lake Josephine, which has three distinct bodies of water connected by narrow parts of the lake that are hardly wider than channels, has a total surface area of 1,248.87-acre (5,054,000 m2). Lake Josephine's south and west sides are bordered in most places by residential areas. The east shore is bordered by a mixture of residences and woods. The northeast shore is bordered by a part of Lake Josephine RV Resort and almost the entire north side of the lake is bordered by woods. Parts of the lake are swampy.[2] [3][4][5]

Lake Josephine has public access at three public boat ramps, all three on the south side of the lake. One is at 425 Lake Josephine Shore Road, one is at 1540 Lake Josephine Drive and one is at 2430 Oak Beach Boulevard. There are no public swimming beaches on this lake. The Hook and Bullet website says Lake Josephine contains brook trout, crappie, walleye, channel catfish and largemouth bass.[6][7]


  1. ^ The Florida Atlas of Lakes website breaks down the surface area of the three parts of this lake separately. These are - East Lake Josephine 585.77 acres (237.05 ha); Central Lake Josephine 256.95 acres (103.98 ha); West Lake Josephine 406.15 acres (164.36 ha). From the Florida Atlas of Lakes, at ; ; .
  2. ^ Florida Lakewatch website, at "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-12-16. Retrieved 2014-01-14.  .
  3. ^ Lake Josephine RV Resort website, .
  4. ^ Fishing Works website, at .
  5. ^ "Lakes of Highlands County," .
  6. ^ Highlands County Board of County Commisoners website, at .
  7. ^ Hook and Bullet website, at .