Crescent Lake Conservation Area

About this property

The Crescent Lake Conservation Area serves as a buffer for Crescent Lake, protecting 75 percent of the lake’s floodplain as well as providing water storage. Adjacent to Haw Creek Preserve and Haw Creek Preserve State Park, the property protects wetlands and water quality for approximately 2 miles along Haw Creek. Haw Creek Preserve, a Flagler County park, contains a wide variety of plant communities, from marsh and riverine swamp along Haw Creek to longleaf pine, slash pine and pasture in the northeastern reach of this tract. Haw Creek drains into the southern tip of Crescent Lake.

One of the special highlights of this property is the more than 4 miles of quiet, shaded trails offering opportunities to view nice open vistas of the upland pine forests and hardwood swamps across the property. Take a break at the covered picnic pavilion or reserve the adjacent group campsite for a nice quiet weekend. Stay alert while visiting. This property encompasses portions of a major black bear corridor within central Florida.

Wildlife viewing

Please respect Florida’s wildlife and use caution while visiting district lands. These are wild animals. For your safety, do not approach or feed any wild animal. The area provides important habitat for a number of wildlife species, including bald eagles, osprey, wading birds and waterfowl.

Recreational activities
  1. Hiking, horseback riding and bicycling are available in the Crescent Lake Conservation Area.
  2. At Haw Creek Preserve, activities include canoeing, boating, fishing, horseback riding, primitive camping by permit from the county and wildlife viewing.

Near Seville at Russell Landing, off County Road 2007. For details and to get driving directions from your location, see the Google Maps link on this page.