Other Style, Vacant Land - Gainesville, FL
Residential Lot across the street from Newnans Lake. The surface area of the lake is approximately 7,200 acres depending on rain fall. Its depth averages 5 feet to a maximum of 12 feet. Hatchet and Little Hatchet Creeks supply the majority of water to lake, with contributions from smaller tributaries including Lake Forest Creek. The lake drains on the south through Prairie Creek to Paynes Prairie and then via Camps canal to River Styx into Orange Lake. The lakes watershed is 85% forest and wetlands. In 2000, the largest archeological canoe find placed this lake on the National Register of Historic Places under its Seminole name, Lake Pithlachoco, "place of long boats." Radiocarbon analysis of the oldest canoes dates them as 5,000 yrs old. The Florida Museum of Natural History has an exhibit on these canoes.
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