High water closes campsites at Buck Lake, Seminole Ranch

Anglers launch a Gheenoe at Buck Lake Conservation Area when the water is at seasonal levels. High water has temporarily closed the ramp.

Anglers launch a Gheenoe at Buck Lake Conservation Area when the water is at seasonal levels. High water has temporarily closed the ramp.

PALATKA, Fla., June 20, 2018 — High water levels in and near the St. Johns River have prompted the St. Johns River Water Management District to temporarily close campsites at Seminole Ranch Conservation Area in Brevard County and Buck Lake Conservation Area in Volusia County.

At Seminole Ranch, the Hatbill Road campsite and horse trailer parking areas are closed because access roads and the parking lot are underwater. The remainder of the property is open to boaters, and for walking, bicycling and horseback riding, including the airboat launch at State Road 50.

At Buck Lake, the reservable campsite is closed due to standing water. Road One is covered by flowing water at three locations and Road Five leading to the observation tower is underwater. The boat launch at Buck Lake is closed because it is also flooded. The rest of the property is open.