Lochloosa Lake is located in Alachua County, Florida and is know for its excellent bass fishing. Bordering the lake is the Lochloosa Wildlife Management Area. The wildlife area provides a habitat for more than 18 listed species.
Wildlife viewing is one of the many activities enjoyed at the LWMA. Species that can be viewed include the Florida black bear, fox squirrel, eastern indigo snake, wood stork, sand hill crane, gopher tortoises, bobcats, white-tailed deer, opossums, wild hogs, and wild turkeys. The area is also a site of the Great Florida Birding Trail, a 2,000-mile, self-guided highway trail is designed to conserve and enhance Florida's wildlife habitats.
The LWMA also provides ample opportunities for recreation including seasonal hunting, fishing, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, canoeing, wildlife viewing, birding, and primitive camping.