Moon Lake is a city located in Pasco County, Florida. Moon Lake was once home to the Moon Lake Gardens Dude Ranch, built between 1933 and 1937 by the owner of Clearwater, Florida's Fort Harrison Hotel, Ed Haley. Being so close to Clearwater, residents and visitors alike have the convenience of traveling to the beach and enjoying the serene water that has made Clearwater famous. Moon Lake itself offers its own lake designated for swimming. You can also launch a powered engine boat, canoe, or kayak from the boating ramps that surround the lake and have yourself a day of fishing.