I know...this seems like the never-ending story, doesn't it? But, there are 3 murals in Lake Placid devoted to Istokpoga. This is the last one.
The lake is not a typical lake. It stretches across 27,692 acres, but its depth only averages 6 feet. It contains nearly half of all the lake surface in Highlands County. For thousands of years, nearly all of the water that drains off the Lake Wales Ridge reaches Istokpoga, and then eventually flows into Lake Okeechobee on its way to the Everglades. Finally, the water flows into Florida Bay.
The artist, Keith Goodson, features the Great Blue Heron, ducks, the white heron and little green heron, red-wing blackbirds that winter here, and the osprey.
I have also included a few more shots of the lake from my visit there earlier this year.
Visit other murals here at Monday Murals.