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Lake-Seminole is a 37,500-acre reservoir located along the southwestern border of Georgia. It's one of the "Great Lakes of Georgia," known for its' bass fishing and bird watching. The Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers converge in the lake, before flowing over the Jim Woodruff Lock and Dam, as the Apalachicola River. Lake Seminole contains 37,500 acres of water 376 miles of shoreline. The lake has a gorgeous setting among hardwood and pine forests, cypress ponds and rugged ravines. In other areas, tall grasses and wetlands reminds one of the Florida Everglades. Aside from fishing and birdwatching, other recreational activities at Lake Seminole include boating, waterskiing, tubing, swimming and camping. Picnic shelters, campsites and cottages sit along the water's edge, encouraging visitors to enjoy the tranquility of the lake. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintains 35 parks at Lake Seminole, with ten of them located along the shore of the lake. Five campgrounds are also here, and other nearby parks include Seminole State Park and Three Rivers State Park. A historical point of interest at Lake Seminole is the Spanish mission San Carlos de los Chacatos, which was established in 1674. The mission was used by both Marcos Degado and Don Laureano de Torres y Ayala on their expeditions. It was discovered in 1948 during an archaeological dig by the Florida Park Services during construction of Lake Seminole. Hiking trails in the area include a wetlands boardwalk that leads past gopher tortoise burrows and one of the largest Longleaf Pine forests in the state.

Lake Seminole Vacation Rentals

Lake Seminole Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Chattahoochee Inn516 W Washington StChattahoochee, FL3.8 mi.( ) -
Morgan MotelHwy 90 EChattahoochee, FL4.0 mi.( ) -
Ho Jo's InnHwy 69 & I-10Grand Ridge, FL7.8 mi.( ) -
Best Western Marianna Inn2086 Hwy 71 SMarianna, FL19.9 mi.(850) 526-5666
Comfort Inn2175 State Rd 71Marianna, FL19.9 mi.(850) 526-5600
Country Inn & Suites2196 PO Oak LnMarianna, FL19.9 mi.(850) 526-0096
Hampton Inn Marianna2185 Hwy 71 SouthMarianna, FL19.9 mi.(850) 526-1006
Holiday Inn Express Marianna222 Hwy 71Marianna, FL19.9 mi.(850) 526-2900
Holiday Inn Of MarianaE Hwy 90Marianna, FL19.9 mi.( ) -
Lees MotelMarianna, FL19.9 mi.( ) -
Microtel Inn & Suites4959 White Tail DrMarianna, FL19.9 mi.(805) 526-5005
Ramada Limited4655 Hwy 90Marianna, FL19.9 mi.(850) 526-3251
Sandusky Motel4168 Lafayette StMarianna, FL19.9 mi.( ) -
Ramada LTD415 W 3RD StDonalsonville, GA20.5 mi.(229) 524-8695
Budget Inn4135 W Lafayette StMarianna, FL20.8 mi.( ) -
Econo Lodge4113 W Lafayette StMarianna, FL20.8 mi.( ) -
Allison House Inn215 N Madison StQuincy, FL21.6 mi.( ) -
Downtown Motel322 E JeffersonQuincy, FL21.9 mi.( ) -
Snowbird MotelHwy 20Bristol, FL22.1 mi.( ) -
Quincy Motor Lodge368 E Jefferson StQuincy, FL22.1 mi.( ) -
Airport Motel21901 SR 20 EBlountstown, FL22.6 mi.(850) 674-8168
Days Inn1407 Tallahassee HwyBainbridge, GA22.7 mi.(229) 248-6300
Jameson Inn Bainbridge1403 Tallahassee HwyBainbridge, GA22.7 mi.(229) 243-7000
Cherokee Motel628 W Central AveBlountstown, FL22.8 mi.( ) -
Hampton Inn165 Spooner RdQuincy, FL23.4 mi.(850) 627-7555
Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites101 Spooner RdQuincy, FL23.4 mi.(850) 875-2500
Holiday Inn Express75 Spooner RdQuincy, FL23.4 mi.(850) 875-2500
Waldorf MotelHwy 27Havana, FL29.6 mi.( ) -
Bed & Breakfast
Mcfallin Bed And Breakfast305 E King StQuincy, FL21.9 mi.(850) 875-2526

Lake Seminole Weather & Climate

The Panhandle Region known as the "Big Bend" is near the Georgia State line to the north and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. This region enjoys a somewhat cooler climate in the wintertime than the southern part of the state, due to its latitude and cold winds from the north. However, daytime temperatures in winter are still generally warm enough for outdoor activities, with chilly nights. Summers are hot and humid, due to its' proximity to the Gulf and frequent thundershowers. The Panhandle region receives the most rain of any area in the state of Florida, with nearly 60 inches per year. June through September are the wettest months. Hurricane season officially lasts from August through late October, but ample warning is given for these types of storms.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 62°F 36°F 5.75 in. -
February 66°F 39°F 5.01 in. -
March 72°F 45°F 5.78 in. -
April 79°F 50°F 3.65 in. -
May 86°F 59°F 4.04 in. -
June 90°F 66°F 5.75 in. -
July 92°F 69°F 6.10 in. -
August 91°F 69°F 5.04 in. -
September 88°F 65°F 4.30 in. -
October 80°F 53°F 2.70 in. -
November 72°F 45°F 3.56 in. -
December 64°F 39°F 3.79 in. -

Lake Seminole Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Tallahassee Regional airport (TLH) located about 40 miles southeast of Lake Seminole in Tallahassee, Florida, the Dothan Regional airport (DHN) located approximately 51 miles northwest of Lake Seminole in Dothan, Alabama, the Southwest Georgia Regional airport (ABY) located roughly 68 miles northeast of Lake Seminole in Albany, Georgia, and finally the Dawson Municipal airport (16J) located around 74 miles northeast of Lake Seminole in Dawson, Georgia.

Lake Seminole Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Cobra Adventure ParkPanama City BeachFL67.0 mi.
Water Parks
Water WorldDothanAL44.3 mi.
Shipwreck Island Water ParkPanama City BeachFL67.0 mi.
Big Kahuna's Lost ParadiseDestinFL98.4 mi.
Golf Courses
Florida Caverns Golf CourseMariannaFL19.5 mi.
Great Oaks Golf CourseMariannaFL19.5 mi.
Indian Springs Golf ClubMariannaFL19.5 mi.
Donalsonville Country ClubDonalsonvilleGA20.5 mi.
Golf Club of QuincyQuincyFL21.8 mi.
Industrial Park Golf ClubBainbridgeGA22.0 mi.
State Parks
Three Rivers State ParkFL1.6 mi. 
Seminole State ParkGA4.1 mi. 
Fairchild State ParkGA5.3 mi. 
Reynoldsville State ParkGA9.0 mi. 
Torreya State ParkFL13.0 mi. 
Chattahoochee State ParkAL19.5 mi. 
Florida Caverns State ParkFL20.5 mi. 
Bainbridge State ParkGA21.5 mi. 
Bear Creek State ParkFL25.3 mi. 
Lake Talquin State ParkFL27.5 mi. 
Falling Waters State ParkFL37.3 mi. 
Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State ParkFL38.9 mi. 
Zoos and Aquariums
ZooworldPanama City BeachFL68.0 mi.
Gulf World Marine ParkPanama City BeachFL68.0 mi.
Chehaw Wild Animal ParkAlbanyGA72.3 mi.

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