10015 Park Blvd. (74th Ave. N.)Seminole FL 33777
The entrance to the 250 acre Lake Seminole Park is located on Park Ave between Seminole Blvd and Starkey Rd /Park St N. The lake encompasses 750 acres and extends north to 102nd St, but the park is only situated along the southern half of the lake.
After passing the 13 picnic shelters and several ponds, at the back or northern most section of the park, is a 2 mile fitness trail which can be shortened to 1 mile if you take the turnaround. I like the mile markers that tell you how far you have come. The paved trail is nice for bikers, hikers, and rollerbladers, albeit a little boring if you do not like riding through a forest. No views of the lake here.
West of the entrance to the fitness trail is a shallow double boat ramp, which attracts lots of birds.
|A pair of Mallards at Seminole Lake Park|
|A Redwing Blackbird on a no swimming sign at Seminole Lake Park|
|A Mourning Dove in a tree near the boat ramp at Seminole Lake Park|
|A Blue Heron just west of the Seminole Lake Park boat ramp|
|Beautiful Saw Palmetto along the lake, south of the boat ramp|
I spotted these Great and Snowy Egrets across a canal near the entrance to the park and the picnic shelters. It was a windy day which enhances the beauty of the breeding plumage.
|A Great Egret on Lake Seminole preening himself|
|A Great Egret and a Snowy Egret reflected in a canal at Seminole Lake Park|
|Snowy Egret with breeding plumage at Seminole Lake Park|
|The wind at Seminole Lake Park causes this Snowy Egret to |
look like a cottonball
|The Snowy Egret at Seminole Lake Park is poised for flight|
On the west side of the park is Lake Seminole and some picnic shelters. On the east is some ponds and more picnic shelters.
|Live Oaks dripping with Spanish moss|
|Bottlebrush tree on the eastern section of the park near a pond|
|A pond in Seminole Lake Park with Ibis, saw palmetto and a live oak.|