Blue Cypress Lake, Florida

Blue Cypress Lake
On our last full day in Florida this year, Norma and I took a drive out to Blue Cypress Lake in Vero Beach. The lake is a relatively small body of water, but it is surrounded by almost 30,000 acres of marsh and swamp, owned by a public water supply. The lake is only about 8 feet deep on average, so it is great for small boats and fishing. It is also a paradise for birds that consume fish and other water loving creatures.
With thousands of cypress trees growing right out of the marsh, festooned with Spanish moss, the nesting material for many birds, everything from Spoonbills to Ospreys, is readily available and used.
Norma and I saw the ospreys and some alligators up close, and had a wonderful time just taking in the sights. It will certainly be a place to return to – and they offer pontoon boat tours which would be a marvelous way to see more of the area.
A superb example of a natural area maintained in a way that protects the wild and the wildlife which depends on it.