Lake Poinsett is a lake in Brevard
County, Florida near Rockledge and
Cocoa, with small portions in Orange
County, and Osceola County. It is the
second largest lake in Brevard County,
after Lake Washington, though it is
actually the smallest lake in Osceola
County. It is the widest lake in Brevard
County, with a distance of 5 miles (8
km) at its widest point. At the eastern
portion of the lake, achannel
connects Lake Florence and Barnett Lake.
Lake Poinsett and all the other lakes
flow northward as part of the St. Johns
River system. It is where the Saint
Johns River runs along county lines
north of the lake. It is part of the St.
Johns River Water Management District.
At the extreme northwest corner of Lake
Poinsett is Taylor Creek, a tributary of
the St. Johns River.