Lake Parker, Florida

Lake Parker is a lake located in the northeastern side of the city of Lakeland (population: 100,710), in central Florida. The lake has a surface area of almost 9 square kilometers (3.5 sq mi), a maximum depth of 6 meters (20 ft) and an average depth of 1.5 meters (5 ft).

Several other lakes in Lakeland flow into Lake Parker, including Bonny Lake and Lake Mirror, and it is also connected with Lake Crago through a canal. Lake Parker itself has several outflows, among which Peace River (171 km or 106 miles in length) and Saddle Creek.

In the lake, hydrilla is controlled by using pesticides.

Lake Parker Stats

Lake NameLake Parker
CountryUnited States
Surface area7.950
Maximum depth6.0
Average depth5.3
Lake typeNatural lake
Catchment area30.70
OutflowsRoaring Brook
Shore length15.64
Residence time1358.1
Average discharge0.361

Lake Parker Accommodation


The lake is mainly used for recreation, especially for fishing and boating, with 2 fishing piers and 3 boat ramps on the shores of the lake. The main fish species in the lake include bluegill, largemouth bass, catfish and crappie. Largemouth bass fishing is particularly good here during winter and spring, while bluegill and catfish all year round. Several parks are also located near the lake.

The 3 boat ramps are located as follows: one on the western shore off Lake Parker Avenue, one off U.S. Route 92 on the south shore and one on the east shore, on Lake Parker drive.

Lake Parker Map