Recreation and land
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 approximately 774,831 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.