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Recreation guide to District lands

Lake George Forest

Size:

7,858 acres. This property is jointly owned with Volusia County.

Location:

In Volusia County, 15 miles south of Crescent City, bordered on the east by U.S. 17 and on the west by Lake George.

Description:

This property was purchased to protect and enhance Lake George. The forest was previously managed for timber production, so includes a large area of planted pine stands. The remainder of the area is predominantly hardwood swamp. The property borders the District’s Lake George Conservation Area to the north, along County Road (CR) 305, forming a more than 20-mile wildlife corridor along the east side of Lake George and the St. Johns River.

Wildlife viewing:

Species found here include the Florida black bear, Sherman’s fox squirrel and southern bald eagle (one of the 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 Camping Hunting
Recreational activities:
  1. Seasonal hunting, fishing, camping at designated sites and wildlife viewing. more info
  2. Nine Mile Point provides handicapped access.
  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.
Access:

From north on U.S. 17 or from Seville, take CR 305 west. From south on U.S. 17, turn west on Nine Mile Road. Parking for both entrances is on the left.

For more information:

Call Volusia County Division of Land Acquisition and Management at (386) 740-5261. To reserve group camping at Pine Island, call the District’s Bureau of Land Management at (386) 329-4404.

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