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Sneads Lake


  • 150 acres


Location and Access

The Sneads Lake tract is located in northeastern Jefferson County and is the headwaters for the Aucilla River.


Access to the Sneads Lake tract from Monticello:
Travel northeast on CR 146 to Sneads Landing Road, turn right; travel to the end of road and the tract is on the right.



Sneads Lake consists of floodplain forest/swamp, bottom land forest, and loblolly pine plantation. Floodplain forest/swamp is the most prominent community.


Wildlife species include deer, turkey, and squirrel.


Recreational Activities

The Sneads Lake tract is a primitive recreation site. Allowable uses are wildlife viewing, fishing, bicycling, and hiking on administrative roads. The boat ramp provides access to Sneads Lake.


For waterfowl hunting information, contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (Northwest Region) at:



Download a PDF version of the:



Sneads Lake Map


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April 25-26, 2015 - The District will be conducting a prescribed fire on the Santa Fe River Ranch tract in northwest Alachua County. For the safety of recreational users, public access to burn areas will be closed during burning operations. Contact Scott Gregor, Natural Resource Specialist at 386.362.8130 for additional information.

Road Closure
The L. A. Bennett (South Canal) Road in the Steinhatchee Springs tract in southern Lafayette County will be closed to all traffic on April 29, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The District will be repairing the bridge over the Steinhatchee River. For more information contact Edwin McCook, Land Management Specialist 386.647.3106 or by email