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Lake George Conservation Area


11,794 acres.


On the eastern shore of Lake George, west of U.S. 17; the closest towns are Crescent City (Putnam County) and Seville and Pierson (Volusia County).


The Lake George Conservation Area consists primarily of mixed hardwood swamp and pine flatwoods. This property is included in the wildlife management area managed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Besides enhancing wetland and upland habitat, the Lake George Conservation Area protects a wildlife corridor of more than 20 miles along Lake George and the St. Johns River.

Wildlife viewing:

Please respect Florida’s wildlife and use caution while visiting district lands. These are wild animals. For your safety, do not approach or feed any wild animal. Species found here include Florida black bear, Sherman’s fox squirrel and southern bald eagle (one of the region’s largest concentrations). Other species include the American alligator, gopher tortoise, bobcat, hawk, heron, otter, owl, osprey and white-tailed deer.

Wildlife Viewing Hiking Fishing Horseback Riding Biking Group Camping Canoeing Canoe Launch Hunting
Recreational activities:
  1. Seasonal hunting, fishing, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, primitive camping at designated sites and wildlife viewing. more info
  2. Boating opportunities are available on Lake George.
  3. View hunting information.
Restrictions: more info
  1. Off-road vehicles (including motorcycles and all-terrain or track vehicles) are not allowed on property.
  2. No camping is allowed during the general gun hunting season.

From U.S. 17, turn west on Georgetown-Denver Road (west of Crescent City); from Seville, turn west on County Road 305 (Lake George Road); north of Pierson, turn west on Nine Mile Road.

For more information:

Call the district’s Bureau of Land Resources at 386-329-4404.


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