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Recreation and land

Checklist for visiting district lands

Be prepared when visiting these remote, scenic and wild lands. Make sure you have insect repellent, drinking water, sunscreen and wear proper clothing.

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See what recreational opportunities exist on lands owned and managed by the district, make a camping reservation, find out about hunting regulations and check our listings for property closures or construction activities that may affect your visit.

Recreational public meetings

The district seeks input from recreational land users and holds regular meetings at which the public may participate. See the meeting calendar.

Land acquisition

The district purchases land to protect the water resources adjacent to, beneath and within the property. See details about the program and future plans.

Land management

The district uses a variety of methods intended to mimic nature in managing
public lands. Learn about the process
in this section.

Surplus lands overview

The district is working with a variety of stakeholders to implement the strategies outlined in the Lands Assessment Implementation Plan.

Cattle leases information

See advertisements and information about cattle lease opportunities.

Conservation easements

Conservation easements are just one
way land can be enjoyed by the public.

Public lands offer far-reaching benefits

The St. Johns River Water Management District buys land in the course of its work to protect and preserve water resources. In addition, these lands protect plant and wildlife habitat and provide areas for public recreation and environmental education. The benefits are far-reaching for the public and the environment.

The district owns or manages nearly 700,000 acres of land throughout its 18-county service area. Virtually all district property is open to the public for activities that are compatible with conservation. A few areas of district lands are closed because of ongoing construction or restoration projects.

Explore this section of our website to learn more about why the district has purchased land, how parcels have been considered for purchase, land management partnerships, and what activities can be enjoyed on these properties.


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Governing Board meetings
Please see agendas for specific meeting times, which may differ monthly.

Lobbyist registration requirements

Other district meetings and notices

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St. Johns River Water Management District
4049 Reid Street, Palatka, FL 32177
(800) 725-5922