Directions

From Orlando Airport

• Take the South exit out of the Airport.
• Follow the road to the 1st traffic light.
• Turn right at the light onto 417 South. 
• Stay on 417 South for about 15 miles – you will pass 3 toll booths.
• Exit onto I-4 West.
• Stay on I-4 West until Exit #55 (U.S. Hwy. 27).
• Keep to your right off the exit. Turn right onto 27 South.
• Stay on 27 South for approx. 25 miles.
• You will come to a traffic light at Chalet Suzanne Road. A Publix shopping center and the Eagle Ridge Mall are located at this intersection. Make a left on Chalet Suzanne Rd.
• Go for 1 ½ miles to the traffic light at SR17 (North Scenic Highway).
• Turn right onto SR17 South.
• Follow SR17 for approx. 1 mile.
• When you come around a sharp curve, you will see a “Hidden Driveway” sign.
• Just past the sign, you will see a left turn lane. Turn left into the entrance to Mountain Lake.

From Tampa Airport

  • Exit the airport onto Interstate 275 North.Continue on I-275 North about 10-12 miles to Interstate 4.
  • Take I-4 East (toward Orlando)
  • Go approx. 7 miles to I-75 South.
  • Take I-75 South about 5 miles to State Road 60 East.
  • Proceed on 60 East through Bartow to Lake Wales
  • At Lake Wales, exit onto US 27 North.
  • Continue North to Mountain Lake Cutoff Road. (3rd light)
  • Turn right and go approx. 1 mile to the blinking light at State Road 17
  • Turn left onto State Road 17 North. (North Scenic Highway)
  • The entrance to Mountain Lake is approx. 1 mile on your right. You will see a “hidden driveway” sign just before the turn.

From the West Coast

From the West Coast (Via I-275)

  • Take Interstate 275 North. Continue through Tampa about 10-12 miles to Interstate 4.

  • Take Interstate 4 East (towards Orlando).

  • Go 7-8 miles east on Interstate 4 to Interstate 75 South. Follow directions below.

From the West Coast (Via I-75) – Naples/Ft. Myers

  • Take Interstate 75 to Exit #257, State Road 60 East.
  • Proceed on 60 through the towns of Brandon and Bartow to Lake Wales.
  • Exit from State Road 60 to Highway 27 North (toward Haines City)
  • Take 27 North to 2nd traffic light. (Mountain Lake Cut-off Road.)
  • Turn right on Mountain Lake Cut-off Road.
  • The next flashing light will be North Scenic Highway. Turn left on North Scenic Highway.
  • The entrance to Mountain Lake is ½ mile. You will see a sign that reads “hidden drive”. The entrance will be on your right just past the sign.

From the East Coast

From the East Coast – Vero Beach:

  • Take State Road 60 west to Lake Wales (approx. 80 miles from Vero Beach.) Follow directions below.

From the East Coast – Hobe Sound/Palm Beach:

  • Take Florida Turnpike to Yeehaw Junction. After exit toll, turn right onto State Road 60 and proceed west to Lake Wales (approx. 40 miles). Follow directions below.

From State Road 60:

  • As you approach Lake Wales on State Road 60, the Lake Wales Country Club will be on your right.

  • Exit from State Road 60 to Highway 27 North (toward Haines City)

  • Take 27 North to 2nd traffic light, (Mountain Lake Cut-off Road)

  • Turn right on Mountain Lake Cut-off Road.

  • Flashing light will be North Scenic Highway. Turn left on North Scenic Highway.

  • The entrance to Mountain Lake is ½ mile. You will see a sign that reads “hidden drive”. The entrance will be on your right just past the sign.

From the North

From the Northeast – Jacksonville/I-95:

  • Proceed on I-95 continue approximately 90 miles to Exit #260B, Interstate 4.

  • Go west on I-4  to exit 55 - US Highway 27.

  • Go south on US 27 for approx. 20 miles to Chalet Suzanne Road. A Publix shopping center and the Eagle Ridge Mall are located at this intersection.

  • Turn left on Chalet Suzanne Road and proceed 1 ½ miles to SR17/North Scenic Highway.

  • Turn right and proceed 2 miles to the West Gate entrance to Mountain Lake on your left. It is not easily seen, but there will be a left turn lane at the entrance.

From the Northwest – Florida Turnpike or I-75:

  • From I-75 South, take exit #328 to Florida Turnpike.

  • Take the Florida Turnpike South to exit #289 - US Highway 27.

  • Go South on US 27 for approx. 50 miles until you reach a light at Chalet Suzanne Road. Turn Left.

  • Go 1½ miles to a traffic light at State Road 17/North Scenic Highway.

  • Turn right, heading South.

  • Proceed approx. 1 mile to the West Gate entrance to Mountain Lake on your left. It is not easily seen, but there will be a left turn lane at the entrance.

Transportation

Car Service

We have had success dealing with the following transportation companies.  Feel free to contact them directly to arrange for transportation to and from area airports.

Kat & Son Transportation
(863) 207-4200

Polk Airport Transportation
(863) 967-6293  

Private Airports


Lake Wales Airport (X07), approximately 5 Miles:
450 S Airport Road
Lake Wales, FL 33859
863-678-0080

Bartow Municipal Airport (BOW), approximately 20 miles:
5993 Airport Blvd
Bartow, Florida 33830
863-533-1195
www.bartow-airport.com

 

Auto Train & Amtrak


Auto Train Station
600 South Persimmon Avenue
Sanford, FL 32771

Amtrak service from the North and South to Winter Haven.
1800 7th Street SW
Winter Haven, FL 33880

www.amtrak.com  or 1-800-872-7245