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Lake August
Location Placid Lakes, Florida
Type dredged manmade freshwater lake
Basin countries United States
Max. length 1,805 feet (550 m)
Max. width 1,585 feet (483 m)
Surface area 52.13 acres (21 ha)
Surface elevation 98 feet (30 m)

Lake August has a somewhat round or oval shape. Washington Avenue completely surrounds the residences that almost completely line this lake. This lake, with a 52.13-acre (211,000 m2) surface area, appeared as a swampy area on older topographical maps, indicating it is a dredged man-made lake. It is in Placid Lakes, a large residential area southwest of the town of Lake Placid, Florida.

The public has extremely limited access to Lake August. On the northeast is a narrow point along Washington Blvd. where the lake is met by a small water channel between two residences. This channel travels 0.5 miles (0.80 km) northeast to connect to the much larger Lake June in Winter. The channel can not be travelled by boat, as it in most places it is extremely shallow and also passes through culverts under Washington and another road. The public could fish at this narrow point, but there are no public boat ramps or swimming areas on Lake August.

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