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5 Reasons to Choose the Black Hammock

Stadium Seating Airboats Our state-of-the-arc airboats are US Coast Guard approved and piloted by our master captains. Unlike many airboats, they feature stadium seating to provide you with the best view of Florida’s nature and wildlife possible! We have a variety of different sizes of airboats and can accommodate groups large and small. Over 10,000 Alligators The state of Florida may call it Lake Jesup, but we call it “Alligator Sea.” The most alligator-populated lake in all of Florida, Lake Jesup is the perfect spot Continue reading →

Lake Jesup

Lake Jesup is one of the largest lakes in Central Florida, one of many that make up the St. Johns River. Located in the heart of Seminole County along the middle basin of the St. Johns, the lake encompasses an area of approximately 16,000 acres (65 km²), including open water and floodplain. The lake boasts one of the longest free-standing bridges, part of the Seminole Expressway, which bisects the lake. It is named in honor of Brigadier General Thomas Jesup, an American military officer who served Continue reading →

Origins of Oviedo, Florida

In the late 1870s, individuals living a couple miles south of Lake Jesup needed an easily accessible post office in the Florida back country. Andrew Aulin, an early settler and shop-owner, decided to file paperwork for a post office; in his first site location report he needed a unique name, one that no other post office in Florida had. Aulin liked having a Spanish name, “to go with the Spanish name of the state,” and decided to name his post office location Oviedo after the city Continue reading →