Hampton Lake, Florida, USA

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Hampton Lake visitor and community guide

Lake Locations: USA - South - Florida - North -

The beautiful cypress lake, known as Hampton Lake, is situated between Gainesville and Jacksonville, Florida. This 822-acre natural spring-fed lake is a relaxing place to enjoy peaceful getaways or exciting fishing retreats. Visitors and residents of Hampton Lake can take pleasure in the warm climate while soaking in spectacular sunsets and sunrises in Florida’s North tourism region.

While staying at Hampton Lake, visitors can launch their boats at a public boat ramp while angers cast in their lines for bass and bream fishing. The cool spring-fed waters refresh weary travelers as they take a swim on hot summer days.

The area surrounding Hampton Lake is rich in southern hospitality. Whether on the lake or in nearby shops, you can expected a warm greeting or a friendly wave. After unwinding on the lake, be sure to check out some nearby attractions. Just 30 miles away you can explore Gainesville, which was named Florida Tree City of the Year in 1997. With many nature parks within an hour’s drive of Gainesville, outdoor enthusiasts will have ample places to hike, camp, bike, or picnic. Shoppers will find an abundance of malls, antique shops, flea markets and shopping centers, some of which are located in scenic surroundings. Superb restaurants will entice hungry shoppers and offer a wide variety of food to satisfy any palate. Golfers will want to spend their time at nearby picturesque golf courses and country clubs.

Jacksonville is within an hour’s drive of Hampton Lake and features immaculate beaches, thousands of acres of parks and outdoor recreational areas, as well as city attractions. Visitors can watch a Broadway show that is on tour, listen to melodious symphony music, or observe exotic animals at the zoo.

Vacation rentals can be found at Hampton Lake. Addition overnight accommodations and campgrounds are available in and around Gainesville and Jacksonville. Visitors who enjoy the friendly atmosphere and warm climate can take up permanent residence in one of the area’s many real estate offerings. City life as well as country settings are within a short drive no matter where you sink your roots. Whether you want a place to retire, a winter escape, or a quick commute to work, plentiful real estate will satisfy your need.

Nature enthusiasts will want to visit Santa Fe Swamp, situated northeast of Hampton Lake. Rich in flora and fauna, observant visitors will view a variety of wildlife such as spot deer, squirrel, wild hog, and turkey. In addition to wildlife viewing, visitors may take pleasure in hunting, bicycling, horseback riding, and hiking. History buffs will find Camp Blanding Museum and Memorial Park a fascinating place to tour. Camp Blanding is nationally recognized as a World War II Commemorative Community, featuring a museum with war exhibits, a Florida Regimental Memorial, and a Memorial Park.

Back at Hampton Lake, let the cool spring fed waters ease away your cares as you take a relaxing dip in the lake or unwind on the deck of your vacation rental with a dazzling sunset view. Leave the humdrum of city life behind as you take up residence in a magnificent lake view home. No matter whether you visit Hampton Lake or call it home, you can expect to have an amazing time.

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Things to do at Hampton Lake

  • Vacation Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Golf
  • Camping
  • Campground
  • Picnicking
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Birding
  • Museum
  • Antiquing
  • Shopping

Fish species found at Hampton Lake

  • Bass

Best hotels and vacation rentals at Hampton Lake

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Hampton Lake statistics & helpful links


Lake Type: Natural Freshwater Lake, Not Dammed

Surface Area: 822 acres

Normal Elevation (Full Pond): 128 feet

Maximum Depth: 60 feet

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