Lake Weir

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Lake Weir
Lake Weir FL01.jpg
View from Eastlake Weir
LocationMarion County, Florida
Coordinates29°01′N 81°56′W / 29.02°N 81.94°W / 29.02; -81.94Coordinates: 29°01′N 81°56′W / 29.02°N 81.94°W / 29.02; -81.94
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface area5,685 acres (9 mi²)
Average depth10–20 feet (3.0–6.1 m)
Max. depth34 feet (10 m)
Shore length138 mi (61 km)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Lake Weir is a fresh-water lake located in southern Marion County, Florida.[1] Due to its large size and proximity, it is sometimes included with the Harris chain of lakes to the southeast, but is not directly hydrologically connected to them. It is connected to a smaller version of it, Little Lake Weir, to the west by a vegetation-filled canal.

The lake was named for Nathaniel A. Ware, a state land official. There is much wildlife including fish, birds, and alligators.[2]

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  1. ^ St. Johns River WMD Watershed Facts: CLW (Lake Weir).
  2. ^ Frisaro, Freida Ratliff (February 21, 1988). "Indian heritage runs deep throughout Central Florida". Ocala Star-Banner. p. 63. Retrieved June 6, 2015.