Lake Ella and Fred Drake Park Area is located in north central Tallahassee near U.S. 319 (Thomasville Road) and U.S. 27 (North Monroe Street). Lake Ella is a small lake with fountains surrounded by a walking trail and picnic pavilions. A variety of shops, community centers and restaurants are located within easy walking distance of the lake.
Take a look at any map of Florida and you will see the enormous 451,000 acre (731 square mile) Lake Okeechobee in southern part of the state. Lake Okeechobee is a recreation area with boating, fishing, and camping and it is also part of the complex water management system for southern Florida.