Apopka is a city in Orange County, Florida. Apopka is a Seminole word for "Potato eating place". Apopka is often referred to as the "Indoor Foliage Capital of the World". If you are into fishing, Lake Apopka is the perfect place to do that. It is located just north of Orlando, covers over 30,000 acres and is one of the largest bodies of fresh water in Florida. Lake Apopka is very shallow with little lakefront development. Lake Apopka also has a large population of alligators, making swimming a somewhat risky and certainly nervous endeavor.