Alligator Sightings Close Krul Lake To Swimming

May 28, 2017

The Florida Forest Service has closed Krul Lake in Munson to swimming at this time because of the sighting of several small alligators. Forest Service officials are working to remove the gators and reopen the site to swimming.

Krul Recreation Area remains open to picnicking, camping and hiking.

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10 Responses to “Alligator Sightings Close Krul Lake To Swimming”

  1. Brooke on May 31st, 2017 9:39 pm

    Welcome to Florida. Don’t leave a glass of water on your porch overnight or you’re guaranteed to find a baby gator swimming in it the next morning.

  2. EP on May 30th, 2017 8:46 am

    here is an idea when they get in our popular swimming areas why cant we just shoot and kill them

  3. Cheryl Anderson on May 29th, 2017 10:38 am

    This is not new Alligators have always been out there . People swim with gators and sharks everyday. Just dont feed the gators they will pretty much leave you alone. Gators are in just about every water way In Floirda, Alabama and Lousisana

  4. david w stephens sr on May 29th, 2017 8:22 am

    They want a beer! Whoever those guys were that gave that gator a few beers last week opened up new doors for the rest of the gators and they are very thirsty for a cold one! LOL

  5. cheryl on May 29th, 2017 8:21 am

    why do we act like this is the first sitings of alligators. They have been in this area for years. I have never swam in krull because of this. Alligators are in just about every water way in Florida. Dont feed them they wont bother you.

  6. Rhonda Romine on May 29th, 2017 6:49 am

    We are camp host at Krul Lake .There is still great things to do out here. Beautiful outdoors , priceless time with your family, hiking, picnic.

  7. paul on May 28th, 2017 7:31 pm

    Then there’s the snakes…
    I’ll stick to my cement pond in my backyard ;)

  8. Well on May 28th, 2017 7:05 pm

    Anyone who has ever swam in the river or any of the local lakes, swimming holes have swam with alligators.
    Most just don’t think about it.

  9. Lisa Harris on May 28th, 2017 12:47 pm

    Was there yesterday when they was found life guards informed everyone and listed it as swim at your own risk said that once officials got to the lake it would probably close.Nice to see that it is for the safety of all

  10. Adam on May 28th, 2017 12:09 pm

    Walked the trail at 6am. There was a sign posted at gate saying lake closed due to wildlife

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