Lake Jesup Wilderness Area

5951 S. Sanford Ave

Sanford, FL

Phone: 407-349-0769

Fax: 407-349-9551

Hours of Operation: Open Dawn to Dusk

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DUE TO HURRICANCE IRMA, ALL NATURAL LANDS PROPERTIES WILL BE CLOSED BEGINNING AT NOON ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 AND CONTINUING UNITL FURTHER NOTICE. SITES WILL BE RE-OPENED AS POST STORM ASSESSMENTS AND CLEAN UPS ARE COMPLETED. PLEASE CONTINUE TO CHECK WEBSITE FOR UPDATES.

Recreation Opportunities
Fishing  Hiking  Horseback Riding  Pets Allowed on Leash  Wildlife Viewing

 Florida Box Turtle  Marsh Mallow Swamp Sunflower

The Lake Jesup Wilderness Area is an approximately 490 acre site located on the north shore of Lake Jesup west of State Road 417. The property was purchased for the purpose of preserving significant habitat to aid in the restoration of Lake Jesup. Visitors can walk, ride their horse, or mountain bike on the approximately 3 miles of trails to get a first hand look at the extensive flood plain of this lake and the countless species of wildlife that live here. The majority of trails cross floodplain marsh and hydric hammock, where users might observe species such as the Anhinga, Bald Eagle, Florida Box Turtle and the American Alligator. The trails on this property may be seasonally flooded.

MORE INFORMATION
Natural Lands Program
Land Management Plan
Lake Jesup Wilderness Area Brochure

Other Nearby Conservation Areas
Lake Jesup Conservation Area
Spring Hammock Preserve

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