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Lake Parker, Florida

lakeLake Parker
countryUnited States
surface area8 km2
maximum depth6 m
average depth5 m
lake typeNatural lake
catchment area31 km2
altitude36 m
volume0.04 km3
outflowsRoaring Brook
shore length16 km
residence time1,359 days
average discharge0.36 m3 / sec.

Lake Parker Information and Facts

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.


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.