The small lake and country town of Ocklawaha was given its name by locals adopting it from the nearby Ocklawaha River, which feeds vast surrounding areas and supplied by the grand Silver Springs, pumping out over 500 million gallons a day. Don’t go too fast, this flyby town is nestled on the north end of (6000 acre) Lake Weir, offering a variety of activities including Fishing Charters, Air Boat Tours, Boating, Tubing, Wakeboarding, WakeSurfing, Wakeskating, and Kneeboarding Lessons, Jet Ski Rentals, and much more. Enjoy Florida cooking and delightful beverages at World Famous Gator Joe’s Beach Bar & Grill, or have a taste of Italian at the local Big Bob’s Restaurant & Pizza, where “one always eats well.” There is a local bar named Ma Barker’s Hideaway Bar and annually the community puts on a reenactment of a moment in history-1935, when a gun fight finally brought the Barker-Karpis Gang member Fred Barker and his mother Ma Barker to an end. And for boating convenience, Local boat dealership Transition Watersports, always optimal in customer service and a variety of boating accessories in stock.

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