(4.2) EXPLORATION: SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN, Florida

The Paul Nosca
SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN, Florida
Photo Memory Gallery
 
An Information, Opinion, Photos, & Sources Report
Compiled by Ocklawahaman Paul Nosca
With the assistance of Captain Erika Ritter
Photos by Captain Erika Ritter & Ocklawahaman Paul Nosca
Created:  05 February 2013
Last Revised:  15 February 2019
 
 
The Ocklawaha River Basin's
SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN
(elevation 312 feet above mean sea level)
IS FLORIDA'S MOST PROMINENT HILLTOP
 
NOTE:  Click-on individual photos to enlarge them!
 
 
 Sugarloaf Mountain, Florida as it appears on USGS topographic map
 
Sugarloaf Mountain, Florida as it appears on USGS topographic map (closer-in)

312-foot elevation Sugarloaf Mountain in southern Lake County -- between Astatula & Clermont (off of CR-561 or CR-561A) -- is the highest natural land point of the Lake Wales Ridge physiographic division, the Ocklawaha River basin, the St. Johns River basin, and in fact all of peninsular Florida. It towers some 246 feet above adjacent Lake Apopka (elevation 66 feet) making it the most prominent hilltop (with the greatest topographical relief) in the entire state of Florida. There are some higher elevations (to 345 feet) in the Florida panhandle west of the Apalachicola River--they are called hills and rise less than 246 feet above their surrounding valleys.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugarloaf_Mountain_(Florida)
 
"Sugarloaf Mt Rd" & CR-561A intersection

 
 
On "Sugarloaf Mt Rd" looking west towards the CR-561 intersection (way down below)

 
Lake Apopka (elevation 66 feet) in the distance viewed from Sugarloaf Mountain
 
Orlando, Florida skyline 23 miles away "as the crow flies" viewed from Sugarloaf Mountain (Lake Apopka in middle of photo)
 
Orlando, Florida skyline 23 miles away "as the crow flies" viewed from Sugarloaf Mountain (Lake Apopka in middle of photo)
 

 
"312-foot elevation SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN in southern Lake County is the highest natural land point of the St. Johns-Ocklawaha River basin and in fact all of of peninsular Florida. It towers some 246 feet above adjacent Lake Apopka (elevation 66 feet) making it the most prominent hilltop (with the greatest topographical relief) in the entire state of Florida. SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN's summit is the most prominent peak in the state, and in a national ranking, is more prominent than the most prominent hills in both Louisiana and Delaware. The ORLANDO skyline (23 miles away as the crow flies) is sometimes visible from near the summit of SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN. Should Lake County or the State of Florida create a small public park of some type near its summit while there may still be some public land available?"
YES or NO???



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REFERENCE AS:  Nosca, P. 2019. "The Paul Nosca Sugarloaf Mountain, Florida photo memory gallery" webpage report. "Paul Nosca's bass fishing photos" website.
https://sites.google.com/site/paulnoscasbassfishingphotos/sugarloaf-mountain-florida
 
 
 
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