1212 Lake Wales Area Resident and Visitor Guide cataracts eyelid lifts lasik glaucoma retina QualityBecause you deserve only the best. 800.282.EYES 3937 Winter Haven Sebring Haines City Clermont Lake Wales Lakeland EyesFL.com fb.comEyesFL We specialize in caring for your special eyes. Lake Wales a Great Place to Play Whether your style of recreation is to sit back and relax play team sports take up a new hobby enjoy the solitude of a walk in beautiful surroundings or be a spectator Lake Wales offers endless opportunities for recreation. Couple this with our mild climate and you have the perfect setting for year-round outdoor enjoyment. The City of Lake Wales maintains 250 acres of parks and community recreational facilities. The renovated trail on the shores of Lake Wailes is the place to walk jog skate or bicycle with amenities that include distance markers benches bike racks and water fountains. The trail in 2014 was resurfaced and tted with exercise stations. Fishing is popular along the shore of the lake from the 120-foot shing pier or from your boat launched at the public ramp. The pier has benches and a lovely gazebo with seating a perfect spot to watch the spectacular sunsets. Fishing airboat tours boat rentals and the services of professional guides are available. Fishing is a popular sport in the Lake Wales area with our abundance of lakes both large and small sh camps and shing resorts. Bass are a popular catch and many bass tournaments are held each month at Camp Macks River Resort. Other species are regularly caught including crappie catsh pike bream and perch. While out on area lakes you are likely to see other wildlife such as turtles otters alligators and prolic bird life. Local sh camps offer comfortable accommodations and friendly service. Bok Tower Gardens nearby Kissimmee State Park the Ridge Audubon Center Nature Trail and Tiger Creek Nature Preserve offer hiking opportunities and unparalleled views into Central Floridas unique ecosystem and history. The Ridge area is home to ora and fauna that are found nowhere else in the world. One of the rst major events of the year in Lake Wales is the annual Mardi Gras celebration which has bloomed into a major social and tourist event drawing thousands of visitors from across Florida and beyond. A variety of activities highlight the six- week Carnival period from galas breakfasts and the Wild Shiners black light ball to a wacky and colorful parade of Krewes featuring themed oats and costumes.