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Lake June-in-Winter Scrub State Park

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Daffodil Road
Lake Placid, Florida 33872

(863) 386-6099

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A scrub jay, perched on a branch, appears to be singing. Photo by Bill Combs Jr.

 Welcome to Lake June-in-Winter Scrub State Park

This park protects one of the state's most endangered natural communities, sand scrub, which is sometimes called "Florida's desert." Some of Florida's rarest plants and animals, including the Florida scrub jay, Florida scrub lizard, Florida mouse, deer, gopher tortoise, and bobcat are found in the scrub. Ospreys and bald eagles are frequently sighted along the three miles of lakefront. This relatively new park is still in development and best suited to those seeking a remote wilderness experience and nature study. Visitors can hike along the white sand firelanes, walk a half-mile nature trail, fish from the lakeshore, or launch a canoe or kayak onto the lake. A picnic area has tables and a shelter, but no grills. Located about 12 miles south of Sebring off U.S. 27. Travel U.S. 27 to County Road 621 and go west for four miles to Daffodil Road. Travel two miles south on Daffodil Road to the park entrance.

Park GPS coordinates:  N 27º 17.792   W 81º 25.469