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Parks and Recreation
845 Lake Markham Road
Sanford, FL  32771
407-665-2180

Responsible for Sylvan Lake Park, Red Bug Lake Park, Sanlando Park, Seminole County Softball Complex and Soldiers Creek Park

Rick Durr
Greenways and Natural Lands
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845 Lake Markham Road
Sanford, FL  32771
407-665-2180

Responsible for all Natural Lands, Streetscapes, Trails, Boat Ramps and Passive Parks

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Parks and Preservation


Lake Harney Wilderness Area

Recreation Opportunities
  Biking  Fishing Hiking  Horseback Riding  Pets Allowed on Leash  Picnicking  Scenic Area 
St. Johns River at Lake Harney  Floodplain  Eastern Cottontail Rabbit
 

The Lake Harney Wilderness Area (LHWA) is an approximately 300 acres property that is located along the St. Johns River at the northwest shore of Lake Harney. This site is home to an historic crossing of the Florida East Coast Railway, Native American shell middens, several bald eagle nests, oak hammocks and mixed hardwood swamps. This site also contains extensive floodplain marshes associated with Lake Harney which serve as important feeding grounds for wading birds and as a natural filter improving water quality.

The trail system of the LHWA consists of the Flagler Trail which bisects the site from the Trailhead northeast to the St. Johns River and two loop trails. The River Loop, blazed in yellow, is located at the northern end of the Flagler Trail traversing oak hammocks and mixed pine oak forests. This loop is approximately 0.6 miles long and provides several scenic views of the St. Johns River. The Floodplain Loop, approximately one mile long, is located at the southern end of the Trailhead and is blazed in orange. This trail is seasonally flooded, but provides extensive views of the Lake Harney Floodplain and a great opportunity for bird watching and wildlife viewing.

More Information
Land Management Plan
Lake Harney Wilderness Area Brochure
Natural Lands Program

Flagler Trail
Geneva Historical Society

 

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