Thanks to donations made to the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive, the St. Johns River Water Management District and volunteers were able to provide a new resting place for both birds and humans alike, complete with picnic tables, a covered shelter area, and bird perches.
The Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive is a one-way, 11-mile drive meandering through the eastern portion of the District’s Lake Apopka North Shore property. Beginning at Lust Road, the drive can take anywhere between one to three hours depending on how many stops visitors choose to make along the way. There is also an audio tour available for those who can’t make it out to the property. The audio tour provides an overview of the District’s work on the Lake Apopka North Shore to restore the lake and its wetlands, as well as how staff work to enhance wildlife habitat and recreational opportunities.
The Lake Apopka North Shore, including the Wildlife Drive, is free to visit. However, the District receives donations from the public in order to support sanitation, recreational maintenance, security, and visitor brochures and maps. To learn more about the Lake Apopka North Shore property and the Wildlife Drive, visit www.sjrwmd.com/lands/recreation/lake-apopka.
About the St. Johns River Water Management District
The St. Johns River Water Management District staff are committed to ensuring the sustainable use and protection of water resources for the benefit of the people of the District and the State of Florida. The St. Johns River Water Management District is one of five districts in Florida managing groundwater and surface water supplies in the state. The District encompasses all or part of 18 northeast and east-central Florida counties. District headquarters are in Palatka, and staff also are available to serve the public at service centers in Jacksonville and Palm Bay.
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