The Big Fill: Krul Lake Is Now Filling Up

May 14, 2021

Here’s another update on the big refill of Krul Lake in the Blackwater State Forest.

After repairs to the drain pipe system and retaining wall, as well as upgrades and basic maintenance, Florida Forest Service personnel have closed the spillway at Krul Recreation Area and the lake is beginning to refill.

Officials say it will take 7-10 days to fill the lake, but recent rains may have expedited the process.

Krul Lake is filled from springs located on the north end of the lake and is popular summer swimming area. The Krul Recreation area, located about a half mile east of Munson, also features restrooms and showers, hiking trails, a gristmill, a suspension bridge over Sweetwater Creek, and a picnic area.

Pictured above and below show the lake refilling. The very bottom photo shows the empty lake. Photos for, click to enlarge.


2 Responses to “The Big Fill: Krul Lake Is Now Filling Up”

  1. Kim Moody on May 15th, 2021 11:11 am

    Awesome!! Can’t wait for opening day!

  2. Kane on May 14th, 2021 10:45 am

    Thank you NE for the awesome photos and updates! I knew they drained and cleaned the lake from time to time but had never actually seen it empty. My family and I love this lake and sorely missed it this previous year we’re glad to see it is opening soon.

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