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Sarah Adams
· September 19, 2017
This campground is wonderful. If you are looking for peace and quiet and camping as it should be, Wingates is your place. We spent a lot of time there in 2016 and early 2017. We got to know the owners..., Jane and Smokey. You won't meet nicer folks. If you are there on Holidays they often have dinners at the lodge for the campers. Though we hadn't been there for about 6 months, I called them when we needed a place to evacuate to during Irma. We weren't taking the camper because we would only be needing a place for the night. Jane and Smokey had opened the lodge for their camping guest and for others who needed a safer place to stay. They welcomed us with their usual friendly hospitality. We were among friends and had a comfy sofa to nap on. When the storm had passed we enjoyed delicious beef stew with everyone.,I asked Jane what we owed her for the night. "Not a thing",was her reply. " If you can't help neighbors and friends, what kind of person are you? she said.

We spent far too many months in our camper after we sold our home while we looked for our new home but when we are in the mood to go camping again, Wingates is where we will go. You won't find a better place to camp, rest, relax, fish, enjoy nature and make great friends. THANK YOU Jane and Smokey.
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Heidi Hilgenberg Humphrey
· September 13, 2017
We were running from Hurricane Irma and stumbled on this place. The owners, Smokey and Jane Wilson, made us feel right at home; we no longer needed to outrun the storm! It's a wonderful place! You sho...uld try it!! � See More
Scott Hamrick
· August 20, 2017
8 years and counting.......
Once again we enjoyed a weekend of hospitality from the Wilson family and staff at Wingate Lunker Lodge.
This place is my home away from home!

Thank you Smokey, Jane and Gail�
Andrew Buchanan
· January 2, 2018
I went there as a kid and it is still one of my best memories! Highly recommended.
Kim Josey
· July 30, 2015
Log cabin was cool. No kitchen though, just a mini fridge and microwave. Two double size beds. Still had a really cool rustic look. Looks like they were tearing down some old buildings/trailers and re...modeling some houses. The staff was super nice. The little store had bait, ice, tackle and snacks. The restaurant is closed. They are looking for someone to lease it. We could pull the boat right up behind the cabin so that was cool. They are only open on weekends so the store was closed but they have someone on call thats close by if you need anything. Fishing was really good! Would be better with a kitchen in the cabin. We will defiantly come back. See More
Buddy Wallace
· April 1, 2017
We are here for a week, love our spot on the lake in the Red section. Full hookup with cable, Verizon working good for us. Love fishing on the piers around the marina. Less than a hour drive from Tallahassee.
Marie P Carter
· March 27, 2017
It was a peaceful and the cabins were great. To me beat outvstaying in a five star motel. Simply because you can walk out of your door and it's quiet. Boat access was good as well.
Dy Kanahele
· May 27, 2015
There is no restaurant anymore. Place was going down hill for a while. But, things are looking up. We just stayed there May 20 through May 24, and can see work in progress. We have stayed here several... times for a few years . I hope they keep up the progress, as this is the most scenic of campgrounds on Seminole. On our last stay, the staff was most congenial and considerate. They were not in office when we arrived. We chose our spot, and didn't have to confirm or pay right away. But, I do recommend calling ahead of time. Some spots are favorites. I have two. And, right straight out in front of this place has the best fishing. See More
Jimmy Sherouse
· April 9, 2017
Jane and Smokey are awesome people, the cabins are clean, we enjoyed all 4 days on the site.
Kevin Thompson Sr.
· September 8, 2013
Great place and plenty of gators!!!!! We stay here every year and the log cabins are the way to go here!!!! Thanks for everything! Hate to hear that the restaurant closed in June but we completely understand.
Rich Reinert
· January 20, 2014
I love this place, any and every bassfishermen who has never been here needs to visit Wingates, Mike Sloan and family are top notch people
Chris Hurst
· October 26, 2016
Outstanding folks, outstanding location, and established by the legendary Jack Wingate himself.
Gina Powell McKenzie
· May 3, 2015
I have never been treated the way I was treated at this deplorable run down little place. Run the other way and never come to this place. We own property at Lake Seminole and were trying to help a fri...end out that was having boat motor trouble and had to use his trolling motor to limp in to the nearest boat ramp which unfortunately was wingates. An extremely rude woman ran out to us and rudely demanded $3.00. My husband explained to her he had no problem paying her the $3.00 just let him help his buddy load his boat that was disabled. She stormed off and a few seconds later a man blocked us in the ramp and got out of his truck and got in my husbands face within inches of his nose demanding the $3.00! My husband once again explained there was no problem paying the small little fee. My husbands buddy then handed the man $10.00 so he would leave us alone. They are psycho here!!!! When we were leaving he came out of the store and was screaming at us. I HAVE NEVER IN MY LIFE BEEN TREATED LIKE WE WERE TREATED TODAY!!!!! STAY AWAY FROM THIS BUNCH OF CRAZIES. I told them that's exactly why this place isn't what it used to be. Absolutely pathetic!!!!!! My husband's grandaddy stayed with Mr. Jack Wingate in the 50's and 60's and never had a cross word with him or anyone there. Mr. Jack Wingate would be horrified if he ever knew that anyone was treated in this way at an establishment that still bears his name! Absolutely inexcusable!!!! See More
Doug Snider
· March 6, 2014
All ways go to Wingate's when ever I go to Seminole. Their good people and they have good food too.
WTUF 106.3FM The Best Country and Bluegrass
January 31, 2018
Those monster Bass are still biting on Lake Seminole !! Nic Jeter and young Cash Whittaker reeled in this bucketmouth yesterday 😳
WTUF 106.3FM The Best Country and Bluegrass
January 29, 2018
The crappie are biting on Lake Seminole !! Our fishing report Capt. Paul Tyre caught this one on a rattle-trap over the weekend 😳
WTUF 106.3FM The Best Country and Bluegrass
January 25, 2018
Capt. Paul Tyre told us about this monster Bass on our Lake Seminole Fishing report !! 😳 What a catch- Lake Seminole is on fire right now !!
WTUF 106.3FM The Best Country and Bluegrass
January 24, 2018
Lake Seminole is on fire right now and the Bass are chomping !!
WTUF 106.3FM The Best Country and Bluegrass
October 23, 2017
Our fishing report guide Capt. Paul Tyre did what he loves over the weekend, he put his customers on some monster Lake Seminole Largemouth Bass !!
Tommy Martin
July 4, 2017
Lake Seminole might be the prettiest lake I've ever been on! Last time it was 39 degrees and cloudy...much better today! Besides the fact it feels like 107 degrees outside today in Bainbridge.

So excited to have our friend, Timmy Horton back with us!

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Timmy Horton Outdoors

Beautiful sunset this evening on Lake Seminole. Kim and I enjoyed a great day filming here for Timmy Horton Outdoors presented by Raymarine.

Looks like Christmas at Wingate's Lodge this morning!

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The Great Shaw Grisby came by Wingate's Lunker Lodge to spend a couple of days on Lake Seminole, just for fun!

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Timmy knows what he's talking about!!!

Good question about where to stay while fishing Lake Seminole. #LunkerLodge #THO365

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The CRAPPIE are biting folks! Thomas and Zarron Scott from Cairo, GA went out this morning and caught a fine mess!

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Skeeter made the news!

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WTUF 106.3FM The Best Country and Bluegrass is at Wingate's Lunker Lodge.

Our fishing report guide Capt. Paul Tyre put his friends on some monster Lake Seminole Bass this past weekend, "Skeeter" looks on !

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Hunting Nation

I was walking down the street when I was accosted by a particularly dirty and shabby-looking homeless man who asked me for a couple of dollars for dinner.

I too...k out my wallet, extracted ten dollars and asked,"If I give you this money, will you buy some beer with it instead of dinner?"

"No, I had to stop drinking years ago," the homeless man replied.

"Will you use it to go fishing instead of buying food?" I asked.

"No, I don't waste time fishing," the homeless man said.."I need to spend all my time trying to stay alive."

"Will you spend this on hunting equipment?" I asked.

"Are you NUTS!" replied the homeless man. "I haven't gone hunting in 20 years!"

"Well," I said, "I'm not going to give you money. Instead, I'm going to take you home for a shower and a terrific dinner cooked by my wife."

The homeless man was astounded. "Won't your wife be furious with you for doing that?

I replied, "Don't worry about that. It's important for her to see what a man looks like after he has given up drinking, fishing and hunting." 🤘

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It's Gator season ya'll! Jay Gung from Colwell, Iowa brought this nice 11 ft. Plus Gator last weekend. That's a good start for the season.

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Awesome story!

This is the story behind the headlines: How an addicted angler and a few dedicated followers revolutionized the fishing industry.

This month we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ray Scott’s first bass tournament. Here are the behind-the-scenes details of the ­high-risk, high-reward efforts of the B.A.S.S. boss and the handful of anglers willing to bet on the future of ­competitive fishing.