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    About Bream Lake
    Alachua County, Florida

    Bream Lake is a private 164-acre spring-fed lake with a sandy bottom and clean water near Hawthorne, Florida. It is one of the over 400 bodies of water that lie within a 10-mile radius of the town and is just over an hour from the Atlantic.

    The lake is 30 minutes from UF Health Shands Hospital and 45 minutes from Ocala International Airport. There’s a Hitchcock’s Market, a popular Floridian supermarket chain, nearby, and there are public schools in Hawthorne.

    Hungry Bream Lake residents have a short drive to the Blue Water Bay, a highly rated regional seafood restaurant that boasts a popular all-you-can-eat buffet on the weekend. For an alternative flavor, Dian’s Old Time Barbeque is only 10 minutes from Bream Lake.

    Activities on the Lake

    Anglers will have a heyday here! The lake is known for bream panfish but is also recognized for its bass, crappie, and catfish. Residents of the lake love to go motor boating, kayaking, canoeing, or birdwatching. There is no public boat access on the lake, but there is an access point around two miles away.

    Exploring Natural Sights

    Lochloosa Lake and Orange Lake are an easy drive from Bream Lake. Together they offer boaters, anglers, and visitors almost 20,000 acres of water to enjoy.

    The Lochloosa Wildlife Conservation Area and the Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park are a short drive away. Visitors thoroughly enjoy the chance to hunt, fish, hike, bike, ride horses, boat, and view local wildlife.

    Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park encompasses over 21,000 acres and is home to bison, alligators, wild horses, and over 270 species of birds. Trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding provide access to the park, and overnight camping are also available.

    Fun in Gainesville

    Gainesville, Florida is under 30 miles away and features attractions like the Florida Museum of Natural History, Butterfly Rainforest, Ichetucknee Springs State Park, and the Gainesville Raceway.

    Some of the city’s most anticipated events include the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire, Hogtown Craft Beer Festival, Jest Fest, Butterfly Fest, and the Downtown Festival and Art Show.

    Clean Lake in the Heart of Florida

    If you’re seeking to be kept warm by the prime climate of Florida, love to fish, and want to live on the shores of a scenic clearwater lake, be sure to look into Bream Lake. It just might be the location of your next lake home!