About LAKE HOWELL
Lake Howell is a beautiful 404-acre lake located in the Howell Creek watershed in the southern portion of Seminole County, Florida. Access to Lake Howell is limited to private residences along the lakeshore and homeowner associations that own lakefront property -- such as the Sausalito Shores Homeowners Association. At the time of this writing, no public boat ramps are known to exist on Lake Howell.
Lake Howell is the largest of Casselberry's 30+ lakes and ponds; the next largest lakes are the Triplet Chain of Lakes, Lake Kathryn and Lake Concord.
Like many lakes in the Orlando area, LAKE HOWELL is considered a rather shallow lake with many sections only 3 to 4 feet deep. Other sections are 10 to 12 feet deep, with some reports of at least one section to be about 23 feet deep. (See topographical depth map). Because of the varying depths -- many of which are very shallow -- boaters must take precautions and be familiar with the lake's underwater topography to avoid sand bars and shallow areas. For more information about Lake Howell, CLICK HERE.
Fishing on Lake Howell
According to the Seminole County and USF Water Institute website, the most common species of fish caught on Lake Howell are Black Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Bowfin, and Carp. We've heard first-hand reports that Lake Howell has many Largemouth Bass and some very large Grass Carp. We've heard that the Carp can often be seen in the clear, shallow coves on the eastern side of the lake. It was reported that one fisherman caught a 35-pound Carp in March 2020! According to the Seminole County Water Atlas website, the Grass Carp was introduced in Florida to control nuisance aquatic plant growth.
To submit a fishing report for your catch on Lake Howell to the Seminole County Water Atlas website, CLICK HERE (a new window will open).
Topographical Map of Lake Howell
For informational use only; map should not be used for navigation. The Sausalito Shores Homeowners Association is not responsible for the accuracy of the information provided on this map. Boaters are encouraged to use caution in navigating Lake Howell due to very shallow areas and sand bars!
1890 Historical Map of Orange County, Florida – showing Lake Howell
In the 1890s, Orange County included what we know today as Seminole County. The map below shows Lake Howell (Howell Lake) with several nearby lakes identified, along with the homestead of "A.B. Howland." Interesting that Red Bug Lake was called REDBURG Lake in 1890. If you'd like to see the whole map, click HERE to go to the Library of Congress page (opens in a new window).