Sportsman Lake Recreation Area is just east of Seminole and a 15 minute drive from our hotel. If you’re looking to stretch your legs, get out into nature or go for a swim this recreation lake is the perfect destination!
The lake is in a 1400-acre wildlife refuge, and so one of its main draws is its 15 miles of shoreline, perfect for anglers! A wide variety of fish can be caught here, including several types of bass and catfish, and more. As it is primarily a fishing lake, watercraft for water skiing and tubing are not allowed, as the lake has a 6 mile per hour policy. The lake also has a handicap accessible fishing dock.
Swimming is allowed on the lake, in dedicated swimming areas. Our hotel has a climate-controlled indoor pool, but the lake is a great spot for a dip outdoors! Stay outdoors and enjoy a picnic and time in the shade in one of the park’s gazebos. The park also has playgrounds and a wide circuit of walking trails. As the lake area is located on a wildlife refuge, you may even spot a deer or a raccoon, or even any number of birds, including the bald eagle!