Lake Jesup lies just 20 minutes from Orlando, Florida (approximately 45 minutes from Disney World-area hotels), in the heart of Seminole County along the middle basin of the St. Johns River, which encompasses an area of approximately 10,000 acres and a circumference of 28 miles that eventually connects with the St. Johns River.
This 100,000-year-old lake is home to well over 10,000 alligators – the largest concentration of these magnificent creatures in any lake in the United States. Wild boars, bobcats and birds, including Bald Eagles, also call Lake Jesup home. In addition to its abundant wildlife, Lake Jesup is also rich with artifacts from the native Seminole tribes.
Our Black Hammock Airboat Adventures operates a 6-passenger and 20-passenger state-of-the-art Airboat. On our renowned tours of Lake Jesup, the most alligator populated lake in the country, we provide you with an exciting ride unmatched anywhere! And, because your safety is just as important to us as your entertainment, all of our Airboat Captains are U.S. Coast Guard Licensed.
Guests can expect to encounter alligators, turtles of all sizes and thousands of species of bird life, including the majestic Bald Eagle.
After your exciting Black Hammock Airboat Adventure, grab a bite at The Black Hammock Restaurant with your 10% discount. At this Florida themed restaurant, which features a complete menu, enjoy Gator Bites, Catfish and other traditional Florida seafood favorites.
Or, toast your adventure at The Lazy Gator Bar, which features two lakeside, full-service bars with live entertainment every Friday and Saturday evening as well as Sunday afternoons. The Lazy Gator Bar offers indoor and outdoor seating with panoramic views of beautiful Lake Jesup.
Purchase a souvenir at The Black Hammock Gift Shop, which offers traditional as well as one-of-a-kind Florida gifts.
Get your picture taken with a Gator at The Black Hammock Live Alligator exhibit, which features an up-close look at alligators of varying sizes, including Hammy, a 12 ft. 675 pound Florida alligator. This is the perfect photo opportunity and a great way to remember your trip to Lake Jesup!
Driving Directions to Lake Jesup in Oviedo, Florida
From downtown Orlando take FL-408 EAST
Take the Left exit #18A/FL-417-TOLL NORTH onto FL-417 NORTH toward SANFORD
Take exit #44
Turn Right on FL-434
Turn Left on BLACK HAMMOCK LN
Turn Left on DELEON ST
Turn Left on HOWARD RD
BLACK HAMMOCK RD becomes BLACK HAMMOCK FISH CAMP RD
Go to the end of the street and park at the marina
Lake Jesup is located just 30 minutes from Orlando (Approximate time from downtown and Disney World hotels).