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The Ghosts Of Blue Cypress Lake

Over the years, the county’s largest lake has welcomed Seminoles, moonshiners and WWII bomber pilots – and even Marilyn Monroe.

Few would argue that Blue Cypress Lake is the most understated of our local natural treasures, and the folks who live shoreside aim to keep it that way. A fish camp offering bait, boats and a few beds is the sole commercial activity. Homes are mostly of the temporary variety. Even the signage has a frontier feel to it. It’s scenic and quiet, the Southern counterpart to the lake made famous in the movie On Golden Pond. Photographers the world over migrate here just behind nesting ospreys.

Read the entire article in the December 2013 issue