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.

Learn More
GIS Mapping

GIS Web Apps

Access Lake County Water Authority’s
GIS Web Application center.
Click Here
Upcoming Paddling, Hiking and Clean-up Events at our Preserves Learn More

The Manatees are Back in the Harris Chain of Lakes

Click Here for More Information

Lake County Water Authority Information Hickory Point Water Atlas Water Resources Rainfall Data Land Resources Water Levels Board Meeting Info

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.

Controlling and conserving the freshwater resources of Lake County since 1953

Disclaimer: A new ADA compliant website is currently under construction.  If you have specific questions please contact the Water Authority at at (352) 324-6141 ext. 0

Lake County Water Authority Current News


2 Positions for: LAND MANAGEMENT RANGER - General Statement of Job: This position is primarily field management of the Authority’s conservation lands, including record keeping and associated duties.  This position also involves customer service and facilities...

read more

Hike at Hidden Waters – October 20, 2019

Come join Lake County Water Authority Naturalists on a hike of Hidden Waters Preserve in Eustis on October 20th at 9 am.  Be prepared for a strenuous hike since the change in elevation on this property is approximately 105 feet.  We will showcase the unique features...

read more

October 1st – Cherry Lake and Villa City Update

Lake Minnehaha is below 97.10 this morning and the predicted rainfall for the next seven days is between 0.10 to 0.50 inches.  If this occurs, flows from Big and Little Creek will continue declining quickly. Staff has closed the Cherry Lake Dam this morning. We will...

read more


- The Lake County Water Authority, (LCWA), an independent special taxing district, located in Tavares, Lake County, Florida, is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director. Requires a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public...

read more

Cherry Lake and Village City Update – September 19

Lake Minnehaha is at 97.12 msl.  The predicted rainfall for the next 7 days continues to be between 0.01 to 0.10 inches. If this occurs, flows from Big and Little Creek will continue declining quickly.Staff is closing the Cherry Lake and Villa City to lower discharges...

read more

September 18 – Cherry Lake/Villa City Update –

Predicted rainfall for the 7 days continues to be between 0.01 to 0.10 inches. If this occurs, flows from Big and Little Creek should decline quickly.  Staff is closing the Cherry Lake and Villa City to lower discharges this morning.  The estimated flow will be...

read more

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

Image showing dirty water from Lake Apopka compared with clean water from NuRFDischarge 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.

Learn more…

Upcoming Board Meetings and Agendas

Public Comment will now be taken at the beginning of the meeting, after the meeting is called to order.  

Regular Board Meeting – Wednesday, October 23, 2019 (3:30 pm) BCC Chambers/Admin. Building   Agenda   and    Agenda Memos

Lake Information

Central Florida Water Initiative

"Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing."

Lake County Water Authority

27351 SR 19
Tavares, FL 32778

P: (352) 324-6141
F: (352) 324-6364

©2016 The Lake County Water Authority
contact us