Lake Francis Boat Ramp

Highlands County Partner Agency Ownership/Access Government Owned for General Public Use
Latitude 27° 20.4126’ Longitude 81° 23.8932’


Water Type

Ramp Construction
Poured in Place Concrete

Ramp Condition
Good to Excellent

Ramp Capacity
Single Lane 1

Vehicle with Trailer 4
Vehicle Only 0
Handicap with Trailer 0
Handicap Vehicle Only 0

Parking Surface

Parking Condition


Picnic Facilities

Lake Francis is a lake located just 4.2 miles from Lake Placid, in Highlands County, in the state of Florida, United States, Lake Francis holds a variety of fish species including large mouth bass, pickerel, bream, crappie, shellcrackers, paco and catfish. To date, over the last three seasons only three bass have been reported to FWC’s Trophy Catch or Big Catch programs but they consisted of a 9-6, a 10-9, and a 10-10 lb fish. Not bad for a little lake.

When fishing for bass, Lake Francis is open to a wide variety of presentations and baits. Naturally live shiners will provide the best opportunity to land a nice bass though those pickerel will also appreciate your live bait offering. For artificial bait anglers, top water frogs and flukes work well year round as well as natural colored crankbaits in 1.5 (3-inch) and 2.5 (3.25-inch) sizes. For offshore anglers, dropshots, Carolina rigs, and Texas rigs with worms or swim baits work well in the depth range of 7-15ft. With the water being clean, stay with natural color shad, bluegill, and shiner colors. Come fall and winter this lake has some fine Speck fishing. For these slabs, use minnows for the best results. So for a little lake, Lake Francis has plenty to offer and don’t forget those canals and connected lakes.

300 Cloverleaf Rd, Lake Placid, FL 33852, USA

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