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View of cypress tree on the lake. Lake Talquin is a great spot to enjoy fishing, as demonstrated by these visitors. A large picnic pavilion is available for visitors to enjoy. View from the boardwalk overlooking the lake.
Lake Talquin State Park
Picturesque view of the lake.

History and Culture

Historic Lake Talquin was formed when the Jackson Bluff Dam was constructed on the Ochlockonee River in 1927 to produce hydroelectric power. It was operated until 1970 by Florida Power when it was placed under the Florida Department of Natural Resources (now the Department of Environmental Protection). In 1981, the city of Tallahassee began to rebuild the dam and power plant. The plant became again operational, in 1985, as the C. H. Corn Hydroelectric Power Generating Plant.

Two fishermen release a prize-winning bass.

Release of Big Bass

Fishermen release a $1,000 grand prize bass back into Lake Talquin in 1960.

Historic postcard showing a fisherman in a boat from the shore of the lake.

Historic Postcard

This historic postcard reveals that 'Lake Talquin abounds in game fish - especially bass, shell cracker, black crappie and bluegill. Most local people head to Talquin when they really want to catch fish!'

Historic photo of a family picnicking, fishing and relaxing on lovely Lake Talquin.

Another fun day

Great outdoor recreation has been a part of this park for many years, as seen in this 1957 photo of a family spending the day at Lake Talquin.

Lake view of the hydro electric dam on Lake Talquin.

Lake Talquin Dam

View from across the water of Lake Talquin and the dam which generates green, pollution-free electrical power.

Flood control gates on Lake Talquin serve the surrounding area.

Flood Control Gates

This 1950s era photo shows a view of Lake Talquin's flood control gate system.