Haw Creek Preserve State Park
8 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year
No fee required
Welcome to Haw Creek Preserve State Park
Haw Creek Preserve State Park offers a serene paddleway on a pristine blackwater creek through an old Florida cypress swamp that leads to Crescent Lake.
The park can be accessed by launching a boat, kayak or canoe at the Flagler County public boat ramp called Russell Landing. Donated to the state in 1976, this preserve is a refuge for native wildlife in rapidly developing north central Florida.
The park contains seven distinct natural communities, including forests, hammocks, flatwoods, marshes, swamps and a blackwater stream.
The name "Haw" comes from a flowering shrub that grows along the banks of the creek. Anglers find this remote spot a great place to fish for speckled perch, shellcracker, largemouth bass and catfish. Access to the park is by boat only; there is no boat ramp available from the park.
The creek can be accessed by a private marina at Dead Lake County Road 2006 or from a public boat ramp at the end of County Road 2007, approximately 10 miles southwest of Bunnell.
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