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Hickory Point

This 68-acre multi-use facility presents a unique recreational waterfront park experience. Popular activities for park guests of all ages include a nature boardwalk & trail, outdoor picnic areas with barbecue grills, a playground, horseshoe pits, sand volleyball court, swimming beach, and open-field play areas.

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* * * Regular Board Meeting 3:30 pm, February 28, 2018, Admin Bldg, County Commissioners Chambers, 315 W Main Street, Tavares * * *
* * * Notice: Marsh Park boat ramp will be close during the tussock harvesting project on Lake Yale between February 8th and March 30th * * *

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Welcome to the Lake County Water Authority

The mission of the Lake County Water Authority is to conserve and protect freshwater resources and to provide recreational facilities and education through a more efficient use of resources, to better the aquatic ecosystem and environment in Lake County and improve the community as a whole.

Lake County Water Authority Current News

Free Kids Fishing Clinic

The Lake County Water Authority invites local kids ages 4 and up to participate in a free kids fishing clinic to be held at Hickory Point Recreational Facility (27341 SR 19) from 9 am to 12 pm on March 17, 2018.  The Teen Sportfishing Association will be hosting the...

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Bat and Fireflies Party – March 9th from 6 pm to 9pm

  You are invited to join The Lake County Water Authority on March 9, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, to watch bats take flight and fireflies exploring the fields at Flat Island Preserve in Leesburg.  We will also enjoy a short night hike to try and see other...

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Love Our Lakes Event Seeks Volunteers to Clean County Waterbodies

TAVARES —The Lake County Adopt-a-Lake Program is inviting volunteers to the Love our Lakes cleanup event at two locations in Tavares on Saturday, Feb. 24. Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. at both the Hickory Point Recreational Facility boat ramp, 27341 State Road 19,...

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Upcoming Board Meetings

Board Meeting - Wednesday, February 28, 2018 (3:30 pm) BCC Chambers/Admin. Building Anyone having questions regarding the meeting, please contact the office at 352-324-6141, during our normal office hours:  Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Should any person...

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Marsh Park Boat Ramp Closure

Notice: Marsh Park boat ramp will be close during the tussock harvesting project on Lake Yale between February 8th and March 30th. FWC is working in cooperation with the Lake County Water Authority (LCWA) and Lake County (Office of Parks and Trails) to remove 10.1...

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Current Status of Lake Levels

It has now been 3 months since Hurricane Irma lake levels have returned to normal. The following is the status of lake levels in the major chains of lakes: Clermont Chain of Lakes As of Wednesday morning, Dec. 6th, Lake Minnehaha is at 97.11 ft. which is 3.9 inches...

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See How LCWA’s NuRF is Restoring Lake County’s Lakes!

NuRFFlowDischarge from Lake Apopka is the single largest controllable source of pollution in Lake County. The NuRF utilizes off-line liquid alum injection to remove pollutants flowing out of Lake Apopka into the rest of the Harris Chain of Lakes. Alum was selected because of its reliability and history of successful use in many different water treatment applications.

Once alum combines with pollutants in the water, it forms heavy snowflake-like particles called “floc” which sink to the bottom. To collect the floc, two 9-acre settling ponds were constructed. The alum floc will be pumped from the ponds using a remote control dredge to a centrifuge for dewatering.

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Flat Island Loop Hike on 2-18-18 was a big success. All enjoyed the morning spent out in nature even with the foggy start, that just made it extra cool. ... See MoreSee Less

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Get ready for some Free fishing fun at Hickory Point Park for the kids March 17, 2018. RSVP your spot today, spaces are limited to 60 kids ages 4 thru high school, by calling 352-324-6141 or emailing info@lcwa.org ... See MoreSee Less

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Upcoming Hike March 9, 2018 from 6pm to 9pm!!!! Bats and Fireflies at Flat Island Preserve with S'mores afterwards. Come learn all about bats and hopefully we will get to see some bats and fireflies! We will do a short night hike too and then gather around the campfire for S'mores. Please RSVP with the Lake County Water Authority as spaces are limited......call 352-324-6141 ex. 0 or email info@lcwa.org ... See MoreSee Less

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EDITED - January 24th - THIS HIKE IS FULL!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Come join us January 27th at Flat Island Preserve from 9 am to 1 pm for a nice woods Hike! Call 352-324-6141 ex. 0 to reserve your spot since space is limited.

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Lake County Water Authority

27351 SR 19
Tavares, FL 32778

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