Lake Santa Fe has been designated by Florida as an “Outstanding Florida Water” which means it is “worthy of special protection because of its natural attributes." Two to four pound large-mouth bass are common, with six to eight pounders possible.

Lake Santa Fe is two miles wide east-to-west, and three miles long north-to-south. It is a spring-fed lake offering excellent fishing for black crappie, bluegill and redear. Directly north is Little Lake Santa Fe. The two lakes are connected by a short waterway called “the pass”, which makes for good fishing for large-mouth and stocked sunshine bass. Though many homes surround the lake, the fish habitat is outstanding with many areas of cypress and healthy maidencane grass beds. Fishing is best early and late in the day or at night. Lake Santa Fe and the adjoining Santa Fe Swamp are considered the headwaters of the Santa Fe River, the largest tributary of the mighty Suwannee River.

Days Open: Daily

Recreation Type: Fishing