Happy Mother’s Day! Thinking back on all the things mother’s have done for us, I am sure that we can all think about the places we went with our friends, parties and all that our Mothers did to prepare party food, organize birthdays, etc. That takes me to a memory of a place I spent a lot of time with friends as a kid, Lake Bradford.
The FSU Reservation is located on Lake Bradford and is free to FSU students with ID’s, and a nominal charge for all others. The FSU Reservation was founded in 1920 by Mrs. S. L. Cawthon, the social director of Florida State College for Women. Its original name, Camp Flastacowo, was derived from the first few letters of the words Florida State College for Women. When the Florida State College for Women became Florida State University a new name was needed. After a campus wide name search in 1954, Camp Flastacowo changed its name to The Reservation. Through the years the “Rez” has continued to grow. Visitors include students, faculty and staff, and the local community. All are welcome, but please leave your pets at home. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
Lake Bradford is a great skiing lake, great for jet skis, canoes, kayaks, for fishing or just boating or bird watching.
How about fishing, like to fish? Check out this video of a bass caught on Lake Bradford!
I grew up water skiing, watching the FSU ski team practice and perform jumps, canoeing the back lakes, known as Cascade Lakes, and hanging out with friends who had homes along the lake. Good times.
Also on the Lake is the Tallahassee Museum, a story for another day!
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