A coastal dune lake is unique in that it opens, at intervals of Mother Nature's whim, joining the lake and the Gulf of Mexico
. This creates an ecosystem filled with flora, fauna and wildlife that is unique and exciting to scientists.
Lake Powell borders the west side of the Carillon Beach property. It is the largest coastal dune lake in the state of Florida (767 acres) and was declared a 'Pristine Florida Waterway' over ten years ago. As such, it is a protected and coveted waterway and a great place to water ski, fish, and enjoy a leisurely boat ride.