Lake June-in-Winter Scrub Preserve State Park
The use of drones is prohibited at Lake June-in-Winter Scrub Preserve State Park and all Florida State Parks, per Chapter 62D-2.014 of the Florida Administrative Code (FAC).
Due to a recent lack of rainfall and extreme heat, dry conditions are now a fire hazard. We are requesting all park visitors be mindful of creating any fire that could ignite a wildfire, including discarded cigarettes; unattended campfires; windy conditions capable of carrying sparks and embers from campfires; and driving and/or parking in dry vegetation. Visitors are also requested to filter strip cigarettes as a safety precaution.
8 a.m. to sunset, 365 days a year, including holidays
$2 per vehicle
Welcome to Lake June-in-Winter Scrub Preserve State Park
This park is a quiet 845-acre preserve that provides protection for sand scrub, "Florida's desert," one of the state's most endangered natural communities.
Some of Florida's rarest and most imperiled plant and animal species, including the Florida scrub-jay, Florida scrub lizard, Florida mouse, gopher tortoise and the Eastern indigo snake, are found here. Ospreys and bald eagles are frequently sighted along the three miles of lakefront, and white-tailed deer, bobcat and black bear are occasionally seen.
Acreage consists primarily of scrub, scrubby flatwoods and bayhead. This relatively new park is best suited for those seeking a remote wilderness experience, bird watching and nature study.
Amenities are few, but the natural experience is exceptional. Visitors can hike along the white sugar sand firelanes, walk a half-mile nature trail, fish from the lake shore or launch a lightweight canoe or kayak onto the lake. A picnic area has a shelter with tables, but no grill.
The park is located on the west side of Lake June-in-Winter. It is just a 10-minute drive west from the town of Lake Placid and approximately 30 minutes from Highlands Hammock State Park. It is approximately 12 miles south of Sebring off U.S. Highway 27.
- Travel U.S. 27 to County Road 621, turn west and drive approximately four miles to Daffodil Road. Continue driving south on Daffodil for approximately two miles to the park entrance.
- Park GPS coordinates: N 27º 17.792 W 81º 25.469
Plan Your Visit
Exploring Lake June
Every Stamp Is A Story
Lake June-in-Winter Scrub Preserve State Park Photo Gallery
Sugar Trail at Lake June-in-Winter Scrub Preserve State Park, in Lake Placid
Florida Scrub-Jay at Lake June-in-Winter Scrub
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