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Lake June in Winter Scrub State Park

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Lake June in Winter Scrub State Park is one of the rarest ecosystems protected within the Florida Park Service. The 845–acres of Lake June in Winter Scrub State Park, located in b...

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For Those Who Like to Rough It 9/17/2006

Lake June in Winter Scrub State Park offers hiking opportunities through rare natural Florida scrub habitat. Aside from a picnic pavilion and composting toilet, not much has changed in this park. The short 1/4-mile nature trail along a spring-fed creek is an oasis in this predominantly scrub and scrubby flat woods ecosystem. Another brief walk will afford you beautiful views of Lake June in Winter, a 3,500-acre lake that lies west of the property. Hikers may enjoy several miles of fire lanes that cross this hot, sunny habitat. From these fire lanes, you might see gopher tortoises, Florida scrub jays, bald eagles, wild turkeys, bobcats, Florida scrub-lizards and more. Rare native plants of the Florida Scrub can be found by those interested in flora and fauna. Full sun and deep sands should be expected so be sure to bring plenty of drinking water and sunblock. Suitable shoes and a cell phone are also suggested. This park is remote and quiet, which means you'll have a very relaxing and peaceful wilderness experience. more

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One of the Rarest Ecosystems Protected Within the Florida Park Service 9/23/2005

Lake June in Winter Scrub State Park is one of the rarest ecosystems protected within the Florida Park Service. The 845–acres of Lake June in Winter Scrub State Park, located in beautiful Lake Placid, are predominately scrub, which contains the highest concentration of rare plants and animals in North America! Here at Lake June in Winter Scrub State Park, you will find a unique park experience, best suited for those seeking solitude and nature study. Bring drinking water (none is available within the park), a compass, camera, binoculars, sturdy shoes, sunblock, hat and either a companion or cell phone. Hiking maps are available at the honor fee station at the park entrance. This park protects one of the state's most endangered natural communities-sand scrub-which is sometimes called "Florida's desert." Some of Florida's rarest plants and animals, including the Florida scrub-jay, Florida scrub lizard, Florida mouse, deer, gopher tortoise, and bobcat are found in the scrub. Ospreys and bald eagles are frequently sighted along the three miles of lake front. This relatively new park is still in development and best suited to those seeking a remote wilderness experience and nature study. Visitors can hike along the white sand fire lanes, walk a half-mile nature trail, fish from the lakeshore, or launch a canoe or kayak onto the lake. A picnic area has tables and a shelter, but no grills. Hours of Operation Lake June in Winter Scrub State park is open 8:00 a.m. to sundown 365 days per year. Driving Directions Take US Highway 27 to the town of Lake Placid, turn west on County Road 621, travel approximately five miles on County Road 621 (Lake June Road) to Daffodil Road (621 merges into Poplar, then into Miller as you travel towards Daffodil). Turn south onto Daffodil road (Spur Mini Mart at this intersection), travel approximately two miles to the end of Daffodil Road, the park entrance is on your left. more
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