Lake Ashby was named for Major James A. Ashby, who helped lead American military forces during the second Seminole War. This popular waterfront park offers many outdoor recreational opportunities including canoeing, fishing, walking and simply enjoying nature. Angling is permitted from the boardwalk and along the shore. Additionally, a launch site for personal watercraft is available off Commercial Avenue. The 64-acre rural park includes primitive tent camping, a playground, volleyball court, nature/horse trails, boardwalks, fishing pier, grills and pavilions with picnic tables. It also offers a free public boat ramp nearby.
The park is open from sunrise to sunset and offers a 3,500 square foot children's play area that includes a variety of climbers, swings and ladders.
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