Lake Lelia, Boat Ramp

890 W Martin Rd, Avon Park, FL 33825, USA

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Highlands County Partner Agency Ownership/Access Government Owned for General Public Use
Latitude 27° 34.4238’ Longitude 81° 30.66’

Region
Southwest

Water Type
Freshwater

Ramp Construction
Poured in Place Concrete

Ramp Condition
Unknown

Ramp Capacity
Single Lane

Parking
Vehicle with Trailer 6
Vehicle Only 0
Handicap with Trailer 0
Handicap Vehicle Only 0

Parking Surface
Gravel/Sand/Dirt

Parking Condition
Good

Dock
None

Lake Lelia is a natural fresh water lake on the south side of Avon Park, Florida. The northeast section of the lake is within the Avon Park city limits. The lake is longest east to west, being approximately 0.5 miles (0.80 km) long. Its north-to-south width averages at 0.25 miles (0.40 km) wide. The Florida Atlas of Lakes lists Lake Lelia as having a surface area of 161.97-acre (655,500 m2). This lake is bounded by South Florida State College at its south shore. A few houses dot its shore, but is it mostly bounded by woods and citrus trees. On the northeast two sets of railroad tracks are just off its shore.

On its south side a pier built from the college Citrus Center extends into the lake. Visitors may walk along part of its length, but are not allowed to fish from it. A public boat ramp is just off Martin Road on the lake’s west side. The lake may be fished, but no swimming is allowed.

  • Freshwater Lake
  • Poured in Place Concrete Parking