Lake Panasoffkee is a community in Sumter County, Florida. It was originally settled by Central African slaves from Kongo, also referred to as Black Seminoles. The Seminoles used the area of Lake Panasoffkee to hold councils and Green Corn Dances. Today, Lake Panasoffkee is a thriving, eco-friendly community that is home to The Lake Panasoffkee Park. The Park protects 9,911-acres of land and provides residents with opportunities for birdwatching, biking, camping, horseback riding, hunting, and fishing.