Lake Glenada – Boat Ramp

Highlands County Partner Agency Ownership/Access Government Owned for General Public Use
Latitude 27° 33.7986’ Longitude 81° 30.7104’


Water Type

Ramp Construction
Poured in Place Concrete

Ramp Condition

Ramp Capacity
Single Lane

Vehicle with Trailer 7
Vehicle Only 0
Handicap with Trailer 0
Handicap Vehicle Only 0

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Parking Condition


Lake Glenada is a natural lake in Highlands County, Florida, south of the city of Avon Park, Florida. It has an irregular shape and has a surface area of 197 acres (0.80 km2). It is roughly three-fourths of a mile long and about a half mile wide. Its deepest part is about thirty-five feet. A bathymetric map produced by Florida Lakewatch shows it actually has three sections, one 35 feet (11 m) deep, another 25 feet (7.6 m) deep and still another 15 feet (4.6 m) deep.

This lake is bounded by the South Florida State College campus on the north. Many buildings, including the Joseph E. Johnston Student Center, are on the lake’s edge. On the west and southwest is U.S. Highway 27. On the south is Lake Glenada RV Resort.

Activities at the lake include fishing and boating. Lake Glenada RV Resort has their own boat ramp, a public boat ramp, fishing dock and shelter house is on the west side, just off U.S. Highway 27.

2475 US-27, Avon Park, FL 33825, USA

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