Wright Lake

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

Trumpet pitcher plants near Wright Lake

This area is open, but with reduced services and no fees. The water system was impacted by Hurricane Michael. Numerous leaks have been found and the water system has been compromised. To do the necessary repairs to the water system, the campground would have to remain closed until the required testing shows it is safe to use. Portable toilets and handwashing stations are available with regular servicing, but the bathhouses and spigots will remain closed/off until after hunting season when we can assess the entire system and get it back online.

Wright Lake is a quiet scenic lakefront recreation area that offers a host of amenities and activities for campers and day-trippers. The area around the clear, spring-fed lake offers both a day-use area for swimming, picnicking, and hiking, and a campground in a beautiful forest setting along one portion of the lakeshore. It is perfect for fishing and boating. Swimmers can enjoy the white sand beach, and a nearby bathhouse includes flush toilets and hot showers. Picnic tables and grills are scattered among trees with views of the lake.

The campground includes 18 campsites with picnic tables, grills, tent pads and fire rings. The recreation area is fairly level and easily accessible. Hikers can enjoy a 4.6-mile interpretive trail that circles the lake.

Check out our brochure to learn more about all there is to do around Wright Lake! (pdf)

At a Glance

Current Conditions: This area is temporarily closed due to impacts from Hurricane Michael. When it opens it will open October 1 - May 31. 
Operational Hours: This area is open October 1 - May 31 . Summer hours: 8am to 8pm. Winter hours: 8am to 6pm..
Reservations: Reservations may be made by phone at 1-877-444-6777 or online:

Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $20 per campsite per night
No fee for day use
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Closest Towns: Sumatra, Eastpoint
Water: Potable
Restroom: Flush toilets
Operated By: National Forests in Florida
Information Center: A full-time volunteer host is always present.

General Information


The recreation area is fairly level and easily accessible.


From the intersection of CR 379 and SR 65 in Sumatra, drive south on SR 65 for 2.5 miles. Turn right onto FR 101 (Wright Lake Rd) and follow it west for 1.5 miles to the Wright Lake Recreation Area entrance on the right. Turn right and follow the entrance road up to the kiosk.

General Notes:

Electric trolling motors or paddle boats are welcome on the lake.

Recreation Map

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Picnic tables
Drinking water
Toilets Bathhouse includes hot showers and flush toilets
Fee charged for some activities No fee day use, $10 camping
Tent camping Equipped with a picnic table, fire ring, grill and lantern post
Accessible Day use area
Camping trailer A dump station is available