Kingsley Lake


Starke, FL
United States United States
29.9622, -81.9987
Depth (max):
90 Feet
2,000 Acres

Kingsley Lake is an almost circular lake of about 2,000 acres (8.1 km²) in North Central Florida, about six miles (10 km) east of Starke, Florida. According to some sources, it is the oldest and highest lake in Florida, located on the edge of the Trail Ridge formation. The lake is a very stable lake with a sandy bottom. Its deepest part is about 90 feet (27 m). Kingsley lake is so nearly circular that pilots call it the Silver Dollar lake. There are several hundred docks on the north and west sides of the lake and Camp Blanding is on the East and South sides (Florida National Guard). The lake is famous for its clear waters, water skiing, fishing, and its stability.

In Starke, from intersection of U.S. 301 and State Road 16, go east on SR 16 for 8 miles to community of Kingsley Beach. Turn right at convenience store on right (currently called Strickland?s One-Stop), and proceed to either the campground or swim park that both offer access to the lake. Water in the lake is clear and blue. The campground on the lake is a large facility with concessions, cabins, picnic pavilions, camp store, fishing, an arcade, boat rental, docks, and over 100 RV sites (no tent camping).

Strickland Landing, next to the camp area, is a swim park with large slides, floats, and paddleboats for rent.

Kingsley Lake borders the huge Camp Blanding National Guard Base and bombing range.

Fishing on Kingsley and other lakes on post is authorized, but a valid Florida fishing license is a requirement. Florida fishing licenses are available at the convenience store on State Road 16, one-half mile west of the main gate.

Spot Access:
Boat Ramp, Parking (car/truck), Parking (boat/trailer), Picnic Area, Power Boats Allowed, Swimming Area, Pier, Disabled access, Shore fishing access
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Bass, Largemouth (Micropterus salmoides)


Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus)


Crappie, Black (Pomoxis nigromaculatus)


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