Lake Jackson, covering 9,212 acres (37 km ²), is located within the city of Sebring, Florida. Sebring is the county seat of Highlands County. Lake Jackson, a healthy freshwater lake, is approximately 25 feet (8 m) at its deepest. Most of the area is fairly shallow. The water is clear as compared to most lakes and the shores are sandy.The lake has various boat ramps, including the popular public ramp at Veterans Beach on the lake's west side. Most ramps are private and there are many private beaches. Four public swimming beaches exist, one at Veterans Beach at the north end of Lake Jackson, City Pier Beach is located just to the west of downtown Sebring, Crescent Beach is a small beach located at the end of Crescent Drive just off of S.E. Lakeview Dr., and Hidden Beach, near Faith Lutheran Church. The downtown beach has been closed since 2008. It is uncertain whether this swimming area will be reopened. Pleasure boating and fishing are popular activities. A public fishing dock is to the north side of the swimming beach near the downtown.

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