THREE RIVERS STATE RECREATION
It has been said that all rivers run to the ocean; but at Three Rivers
State Recreation Area, all rivers run yet into another river. When the
Chattahoochee and Flint rivers merge to form the Apalachicola River, the
result is a peaceful, natural setting that offers the perfect opportunity
to "get away from it all."
This 682 -acre park was acquired in 1955 and occupies two miles of shoreline
on Lake Seminole at the Florida-Georgia border. The lake was formed by flooding
a vast river swamp when the Jim Woodruff Dam was completed in 1956 for the
production of hydroelectricity.
The high hills and many ravines similar to the Appalachian
Mountain Range has a lot of the same type plants, consists primarily of
hardwood hammocks and high pine land communities.
Wild life such as white tail deer, fox squirrel, gray fox, bobwhite, and
others roam through out the park. The high pine land is where the gopher
tortoise, long leaf pine, and wire grass live.
The lake consist of 37000-acres
and extends into Georgia. Alligators as well as Alligator snapping turtles
are commonly seen around the lake. Fishing is a popular
activity at the park since Lake Seminole is well-known for its yields. Largemouth
and smallmouth bass, catfish, bluegill, speckled perch, and bream are some
of the fish that might be landed by anglers. A Florida fresh water fishing
license is required for persons 16 years of age or older.
A leisurely walk along the nature trail is an ideal way to enjoy both wildlife
and natural features of the park. A variety of wild flowers are observed
most of the year, including Red Bud, Dog Wood, Magnolia, and a wide variety
of herb type plants. Birding can be enjoyed most of the Winter with the
migration of water fowl on the lake and various song birds most all the
Camping is permitted in the Lakeside Campground. The Highlands youth camp
site is also available for groups.
Facilities include a boat ramp
and 100-foot fishing pier. Canoe rentals are available at the park.
Three Rivers State Recreation Area is located on S. R. 271, two miles north of Sneads.
For more information, contact:
Three Rivers State Recreation
7908 Three Rivers Park Road
Sneads, Florida 32460
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