Lake Osborne

Details

Location:
Lake Worth, FL
United States United States
Coordinates:
26.5918, -80.0769
Distance:
338 Acres
Description:

Experience true urban fishing on the Lake Osborne chain. Located in Lake Worth, Florida just minutes from the West Palm Beach Airport and beautiful Palm Beach Beaches. It produces fine catches of largemouth bass. Lake Osborne is located just west of I-95 on Lake Worth road. Ideal for a local get-a-way or taking a few minutes away from your hectic work schedule. Such fishing tranquility can be hard to find in such urban areas during the week. On the weekends Lake Osborne is a popular spot for fishing and water sports. Sure, you can catch bass and panfish in Lake Osborne and canal system on a pretty Sunday. But the experience isn't quite the same with speedboats, water-skiers and water scooters zooming by. One of the ways to escape the weekend crowds is with a guide, were they find smaller lakes and canals that attach them selves to the Osborne system that do not see the pressure the main lake does.

Lake Osborne, which includes Limpkin Lake and Custard Apple Slough, encompasses approximately 400 acres. It is part of the system of once natural freshwater lakes lying along the western slope of the coastal ridge in Palm Beach County. This lake system has been greatly impacted by human activities. It has been extensively modified and reduced in size by dredge and fill activities from urban/residential development. Several lakes were completely filled and built upon. The lakes were probably dredged during canal construction in the 1920s or earlier. It is likely that filling of the adjacent wetlands for residential construction occurred at the same time or later. Limpkin Lake and its oxbow were dredged for fill in the 1960s, and additional dredging occurred in the north lobe of Lake Osborne in the 1970s.

In addition, John Prince Park offers an ecotourism destination for visitors seeking a natural experience where they can enjoy and learn about this ecosystem. Here's some detailed information about the Park that surrounds lake Osborne.

ENTRANCE:

2700 6th Ave. S., 4759 S. Congress Ave., 2520 Lake Worth Rd

Lake Worth, Fl 33461

ACREAGE: 726.36 Acres (Includes 338 Lake Acres)

HOURS: Sunrise-Sunset, Lighted Facilities Open Until 11pm

FACILITIES:

Lake frontage (35,200 feet)

Fishing (freshwater)

Water skiing

Boat launching ramps: 4

Boat/trailer parking spaces*: 58

Fishing pier: 2

Softball fields*: 3

Tennis courts*: 6

Volleyball areas: 6

Children's play areas (1 accessible area)*: 9

Golf center concession*: 1 (driving range/miniature golf/pro shop/batting cages)

Bocce court: 1

Bicycle path: (5 miles

Exercise trail: 20 stations/1.4 miles

Wheelchair trail: 15 stations/0.5 miles

Interpretive nature trail: 0.5 miles

Camping (R.V./tent sites): 266

office hours: 7:00am-9:30pm

Activity building*:1

Reserved group picnic pavilions*: 5

Reserved group picnic area*: 1

Picnic areas with grills: 6

Restroom facilities

Parking spaces (36 accessible spaces)*: 1,533

*Meets ADA accessibility standards

INFORMATION:

Golf center and batting cages: (561) 642-7596

Campground reservations: (561) 582-7992

Ball field permits: (561) 966-6620

Picnic pavilion rental: (561) 966-6611

General park information: (561) 966-6600

Lake Osborne, which includes Limpkin Lake and Custard Apple Slough, encompasses approximately 400 acres. It is part of the system of once natural freshwater lakes lying along the western slope of the coastal ridge in Palm Beach County. This lake system has been greatly impacted by human activities. It has been extensively modified and reduced in size by dredge and fill activities from urban/residential development. Several lakes were completely filled and built upon. The lakes were probably dredged during canal construction in the 1920s or earlier. It is likely that filling of the adjacent wetlands for residential construction occurred at the same time or later. Limpkin Lake and its oxbow were dredged for fill in the 1960s, and additional dredging occurred in the north lobe of Lake Osborne in the 1970s.

In addition, John Prince Park offers an ecotourism destination for visitors seeking a natural experience where they can enjoy and learn about this ecosystem. Here's some detailed information about the Park that surrounds lake Osborne.

ENTRANCE:

2700 6th Ave. S., 4759 S. Congress Ave., 2520 Lake Worth Rd

Lake Worth, Fl 33461

ACREAGE: 726.36 Acres (Includes 338 Lake Acres)

HOURS: Sunrise-Sunset, Lighted Facilities Open Until 11pm

FACILITIES:

Lake frontage (35,200 feet)

Fishing (freshwater)

Water skiing

Boat launching ramps: 4

Boat/trailer parking spaces: 58

Fishing pier: 2

Softball fields: 3

Tennis courts: 6

Volleyball areas: 6

Children's play areas,Golf center,(driving range/miniature golf/pro shop/batting cages)

Bocce court: 1

Bicycle path: (5 miles

Exercise trail: 20 stations/1.4 miles

Wheelchair trail: 15 stations/0.5 miles

Interpretive nature trail: 0.5 miles

Camping (R.V./tent sites): 266

Office hours: 7:00am-9:30pm

Picnic areas with grills

Restroom facilities

Parking spaces 36 accessible spaces

Aquatic vegetation:

Most of the lakes edges are coved with Eelgrass and hydrilla which provides good cover to target largemouth bass moving in and out of the shorelines.

Cover/Structure:

Deep holes and around the edges of vegetation is a big producer for largemouth bass.

Tips/Tactics:

Live shiners free-lined in deep holes and around the edges of vegetation is a big producer for largemouth bass. Lake Osbornelargemouth will hit many of the popular lures such as topwater baits, spinnerbaits, and plastic worms worked during early morning hours and late afternoon. Bluegill and redear sunfish (shellcracker) fishing is almost always good and especially during the spring months.

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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Map

Map for 26.5918, -80.0769
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Fishing Reports

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Fish

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Bass, Hybrid Striped (Morone saxatilis x Morone chrysops)

Freshwater
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Bass, Largemouth (Micropterus salmoides)

Freshwater
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Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus)

Freshwater
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Crappie, Black (Pomoxis nigromaculatus)

Guides

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Lodges

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Tournaments

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