Purtis Creek State Recreation Area is a 1,533-acre park that includes the 355-acre Purtis Creek Lake. Following its construction, the reservoir was stocked with Florida largemouth bass, channel catfish, copper-nose bluegills, shad and red-ear sunfish. 50hp boat motor limit and no-wake rules are strictly enforced. Fishing is restricted to catch and release. There are campsites with water and electricity, picnicking, playground, hiking, and rest rooms. Swimming is permitted in the lake and hiking trails are available. Take U.S. 175 northwest about 12 miles. Reservations accepted.
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