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Lake June-in-Winter Scrub State Park

 About Lake June-in-Winter Scrub State Park

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Brian Pinson

Welcome to one of the rarest ecosystems protected within the Florida Park Service. The 845-acres of Lake June-in-Winter Scrub State Park, located in beautiful Lake Placid, are predominately scrub, which contains the highest concentration of rare plants and animals in North America!

Here at Lake June-in-Winter Scrub State Park you will find a unique park experience, best suited for those seeking solitude and nature study. Bring drinking water (none is available within the park), a compass, camera, binoculars, sturdy shoes, sunblock, hat and either a companion or cell phone. Hiking maps are available at the honor fee station at the park entrance. For the protection of the many endangered plant species, please remain on firelanes or designated trails.


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Take US Highway 27 to the town of Lake Placid, turn west on County Road 621, travel approximately five miles on County Road 621 (Lake June Road) to Daffodil Road (621 merges into Poplar, then into Miller as you travel towards Daffodil). Turn south onto Daffodil road (Spur Mini Mart at this intersection), travel approximately two miles to the end of Daffodil Road, the park entrance is on your left. Lake June-in-Winter Scrub State Park is approximately 15 minutes from the historic downtown of Lake Placid.


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  • Florida State Parks Pet Policy
  • Pets are permitted but must remain on a six-foot handheld leash. As there is always a possibility of alligators in the lake, use caution near the water. Be sure to bring drinking water for pets and to observe them closely in the summer months for signs or symptoms of heat exhaustion or heat related illness. It is recommended that pets be checked for ticks upon arriving home.