Florida Bird Photography Locations

East Lake Tohopekaliga

City: St. Cloud

GPS: N28 15.509 W81 17.002

The Lakefront Park area of East Lake Tohopekaliga is in St. Cloud. You can find numerous species along this area but I find it is a good spot in the spring to find Sandhill Cranes out forging with their babies. It is quite scary to see the parents cross Lakeshore Blvd. here with their chicks. Amazingly most survive. The GPS coordinates and directions will point you to the Boat Ramp and Marina area of the lake. There are walking paths to either side that continue on for miles. This side of the lake can be a morning or afternoon shoot.

Please note there is an Lake Tohopekaliga too. They are not the same lake but both have Lakefront Parks.

Directions: From US 192 in St Cload, turn north on New York Ave. Follow it to the end and you will be looking at East Lake Tohopekaliga. Should you have trouble there are signs on US 192 for the park. Also most of the streets (with the names of states) on the north side of US 192 all run into Lakeshore Blvd which runs the perimeter of the lake on that side.