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Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

se 32656, 433 SE 57 St, Keystone Heights, FL 32656, USA


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About Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail

It stretches nearly 47 miles (76 km) from Lake Butler, Florida to Palatka, Florida along the Palatka-Lake Butler State Trail (PLB).

Attractions Near Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail

Keystone Beach/Geneva Jungle
Keystone Beach/Geneva Jungle3.13km from Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail

Keystone Beach/Geneva Jungle is a popular spot in Clay County, Florida for outdoor recreation and fun. Located just five miles northwest of Keystone Heights, the area offers over three square miles of beautiful lakes, rivers and canals with ample opportunities for fishing, kayaking, canoeing and camping. Visitors also enjoy picnicking in the open green spaces or taking advantage of the numerous hiking trails.

Lake Santa Fe
Lake Santa Fe6.77km from Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail

Lake Santa Fe,is a breathtaking sight to behold. It has an area of around 4,048 acres, plenty of room for boating, fishing and swimming - although no swimming is allowed. A popular destination for nature enthusiasts and birdwatchers, the lake's surroundings are a mix of cypress swamps, marshes and freshwater wetlands that provide a habitat for various species of plants and animals. Thanks to its unique beauty and diverse wildlife, it was declared part of the Florida Lake Protection Act in 2003.

Lake Alto
Lake Alto9.23km from Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail

Lake Alto, is breathtaking for both locals and tourists alike with its calm, crystal-clear water surrounded by lush vegetation. It is a popular destination for kayaking, canoeing and fishing. It also makes for a nice peaceful walk or jog around the shore. Those looking to take advantage of the natural beauty can take part in boating tours available from local businesses which give access to smaller lakes connected to Lake Alto as well as some notable landmarks located on its shore.

Santa Fe Lake Park
Santa Fe Lake Park10.12km from Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail

Santa Fe Lake Park is the perfect sunny escape for locals and visitors alike. The park boasts abundant natural beauty that can be enjoyed from any of the numerous hiking trails, hills, and boardwalks throughout the area. Taking a leisurely stroll around the lake itself is a great way to relax and take it all in, with great fishing spots along the way. A playground provides plenty of fun for kids and families, while birdwatchers are sure to spot a variety of feathered friends.

Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park
Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park10.31km from Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail

One of Florida's earliest state parks is Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park. Its amenities, such as cabins, were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.

Gold Head Branch
Gold Head Branch10.84km from Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail

This beautiful natural area offers visitors the chance to explore both sand pits and hardwood hammocks, providing stunning views from every angle. Visitors can swim or canoe in the serene waters of Lake Johnson and nature lovers can keep an eye out for numerous species of birds and wildlife including deer, wild boars and box turtles. Nature trails abound throughout the park with fascinating displays of plants, trees and foliage accessible at every twist and turn.

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