Santa Fe Lake Park - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Santa Fe Lake Park
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.
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Attractions Near Santa Fe Lake Park
Lake Santa Fe
4.09km from Santa Fe Lake Park
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.
Keystone Beach/Geneva Jungle
8.47km from Santa Fe Lake Park
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.
Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail
10.12km from Santa Fe Lake Park
It stretches nearly 47 miles (76 km) from Lake Butler, Florida to Palatka, Florida along the Palatka-Lake Butler State Trail (PLB).
11.68km from Santa Fe Lake Park
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.
Hawthorne Historical Museum and Cultural Center
13.66km from Santa Fe Lake Park
Hawthorne Historical Museum & Cultural Center features exhibits illustrating the history of Hawthorne, particularly those relating to the military.
17.39km from Santa Fe Lake Park
Newnans Lake is a gorgeous natural paradise. Its crystal-clear waters span 1520 acres, with 13 miles of shoreline fringed by lush vegetation and flourishing wildlife. Home to bass, bream and catfish, it's the perfect spot for keen anglers. Within this picturesque setting lies Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park. Poised on the edge of the lake, visitors can enjoy a range of activities from bird watching to horseback trails. Primitive campsites are also available.
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