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Where is Lake Tarpon located?

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Lake Tarpon is a freshwater lake 10 miles west of Tampa in Palm Harbor and Tarpon Springs, Florida. It is the largest lake in Pinellas County with a surface area of 2,500 acres and a watershed encompassing 52 square miles, including its two largest tributaries, South Creek and Brooker Creek.

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Lake Tarpon can be visited at Anderson Park, Chesnut Park, or several other public access points. Public boat ramps are located at the county parks off U.S. Route 19 and County Road 611 (East Lake Road). These parks are open sunrise to sunset and also offer fishing piers.

FWC fisheries biologists rate Lake Tarpon as one of the Top 10 bass lakes in the state of Florida.

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