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Krul Lake State Recreation Area

Krul Lake Recreation area is a nice get away near Munson, Florida.  Whether you’re camping or simply looking for a family day trip Krul lake offers a fun day of swimming, hiking, and camping.  The recreation area is on a 6.5 acre man-made lake.  The lake is refreshed from natural springs located on the north side of the lake.

In addition Krul Recreation area is the start of the Sweetwater hiking trail.  The trail runs 1.3 miles to Bear Lake.  The first part of the trail is a boardwalk which includes a suspension bridge and a gristmill.

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Quick facts about Krul Lake Recreation

  • Swimming area
  • Campsites with electricity
  • Restrooms and shower facilities
  • Hiking trails
  • Picnic areas

Hiking Trails

Day Use Information

  • Hours are 7:00 am- 7:00 pm, April 1- September 15
  • 7:00 am- sunset, September 16- March 31.

Camping Fees (Per day)
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Suspension Bridge on Sweetwater Trail
Suspension Bridge on Sweetwater Trail
Krul Lake Gristmill
Krul Lake Gristmill
Swimming area at Krul Recreation Area
Swimming area at Krul Recreation Area


  1. Krul lake also features HUGE freshwater fish – but is not open for fishing. Make great catches at surrounding lakes.

    Camping at surrounding Bear, Hurricane and other lakes is great family fun too! Campsites offer bathroom facilities and water spigots. Some include RV areas.

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  3. Hi bro, thanks for info- taking Evan up there this Tuesday to camp and kayak. Have you camped there?

    • Hey Randy, we haven’t camped at Krul Lake but have been there many times to hike and swim. The camping area looks nice. Have fun!