Cory Lake


27Listings$185K-$1.4M$13.2MTotal Value
Cory Lake, Florida

The Cory Lake real estate market is a beautiful, but lesser known, marketplace for lake property in Florida.

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  • Counties: Hillsborough County
  • Fish: Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass, Striped Bass Hybrid
  • Condos available (Yes)
  • Notable events: A Night in the Islands, Christmas Holiday Parade, Spring Fling Festival
  • Interesting facts: This is a community Lake, and the community is surrounded by 17,000 acres of untouched (and to remain untouched) woodland.
  • Known for: Boating, Skiing, Residential Housing and Fishing.
  • History: Originally a hole that was dug by a private developer named Gene Thomason. Sitting at around 165 acres, this whole became Tampa's largest body of water.
  • Other notes: People who wish to use the lake but do not live in a surrounding residence may purchase a permit in order to access Cory Lake and use the community Ramp. These permits must remain visible at all times, or the operator runs the risk of fines.
  • Permit is required to use the lake.
  • Jet skis are allowed.
  • Motorized boats are allowed.
  • Houseboats are allowed with restrictions. -- While no restrictions are given toward houseboats specifically, vehicles must not exceed 18 feet in size. Also, Florida Law dictates that houseboats be used only recreationally in smaller bodies of water.
  • Boating restrictions (Yes). -- Vehicles cannot be longer than 18 feet. No more than two boats are permitted per household. Vehicles must also not exceed noise levels of eighty (80) decibels, under any circumstances. (See
  • Dock restrictions (Yes). -- Dock owners are required to mount one 110 volt light source, with a motion sensor on the dock. One light may also be substituted for two, 60 watt bulbs that will burn all night. (See
(813) 929-5000
2600 Bruce B. Downs Blvd
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
Tampa International Airport
4100 George J. Bean Pkwy, Tampa, FL 33607
18 miles away
Tampa Executive Airport
6530 Tampa Executive Airport Rd, Tampa, FL 33610
16 miles away
    About Cory Lake
    Convenient to Tampa, Close to Orlando

    Cory Lake is conveniently located less than an hour just outside of Tampa. The lake lies in Hillsborough County, Florida. It is surrounded by the township of Cory Lake Isles, a suburban community with almost exclusive lakefront access to the water. Orlando is under two hours away as well.

    A Testament to Man-Made Reservoirs

    Originally intended for developing infrastructure, the pit that later became the reservoir was unearthed in 1985 by Gene Thomason.

    Cory Lake features 10 miles of shoreline, with an area of 165 acres, making it the largest body of water in New Tampa.

    Serene and Remote Location Surrounded by Foliage

    The community of Cory Lake Isles is surrounded by 17,000 acres of untouched woodlands. The city protects the surrounding wilderness from further development.

    Popular for Boating, Fishing, and Skiing

    Proper permits are required by Cory Lake Isles in order to use any watercraft. Boats must be 18 feet or less in size and shouldn't reach a noise level above 80 decibels. Water skiing is permitted on the lake, but marine laws are strictly enforced.

    Like many lakes in Central Florida, Cory Lake is renown by fisherman for its abundance of large and smallmouth bass. Other species include bluegill and striped bass hybrids.

    Community Events

    Cory Lake Isles, being the major proprietor of the reservoir, hosts a number of events throughout the year. These include: Christmas holiday parades, spring fling socials, and "A Night in the Islands" theme parties.

    In addition, the lake community hosts local fishing competitions as well as holiday fireworks celebrations.

    Your Florida Lake Life Experience

    With its convenient location between Tampa and Orlando, Cory Lake offers a lake life experience with convenient access to the amenities of neighboring large cities.

    If you're in the market for a family home, or waterfront vacation property, Cory Lake is a great choice.