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- Boat Ramps
- Picnic Tables
- Parks and Recreation
Sunrise to Sunset
Moorhead Park offers a free boat ramp, bank fishing, picnic tables and restrooms. Marion County Parks and Recreation maintains this two-acre facility on Lake Kerr (also known as Kerr Lake), one of Florida’s sinkhole lakes. The lake was was formed over time by the erosion of limestone, and spans a breathtaking 2,830 acres in the midst of the Ocala National Forest. The lake forms a wide arc that curves from one end of the lake, around a protruding landmass, and into Little Lake Kerr and Salt Springs. An island on the upper part of the arc causes the lake to resemble the letter “e.” The bass-inhabited water plunges more than 20 feet deep in places, unusual when considering Florida’s shallow lake basins. On average, Lake Kerr measures anywhere between 6 to 14 feet from its sandy bottoms to its calm surface. Lake Kerr is excellent for bass fishing, but also offers bluegill, redear sunfish (shellcracker), warmouth and crappie fishing opportunities. Visitors may also enjoy sailing, water skiing, kayaking and nature-watching.