Lake Monroe Conservation Area--Kratzert Tract - Osteen, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Janila
N 28° 49.913 W 081° 11.486
17R E 481324 N 3189374
Lake Monroe Conservation Area is a wildlife area dedicated to the memory of Minnie Kratzert whose family previously owned the land.
Waymark Code: WMZ2YH
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 09/02/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member BarbershopDru
Views: 3

From the St. Johns River Water Management District website:

The 7,473-acre conservation area contains a large portion of the floodplain of Lake Monroe. Wetlands make up 94 percent of the conservation area. This provides flood protection, and protection of water quality and more than three miles of Lake Monroe and St. Johns River shoreline. It also protects fish and wildlife habitat. The predominant natural communities are floodplain marsh/wet prairie and floodplain swamp/forest. Years ago, Native Americans hunted and fished in the area. Now, the western portion of the conservation area is dedicated to Minnie Beck Kratzert, whose family owned the property until it was sold to the district in 1987..

Estimated size of the public land (in regional measurement standard: hectares, acres, kms, etc.): 7473 acres

Is there a trail system?: Yes

If there is a trail system, please describe length, terrain, etc.:
This is Florida so trails are often swampy but usually fairly level. Be prepared for mosquitoes!

What points of interest are there?:
Florida jungle look!

What activities are available?:
Fishing, bird watching, hunting, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, primitive camping at designated sites and wildlife viewing. Boating and canoeing opportunities are available on Lake Monroe and the St. Johns River, and the area is accessible by water; however, there are no launches located on-site.

Hours of accessibility?: none listed

List of known hazards (cliffs, snakes, poison plants, etc.):
snakes, wild hogs, bears, alligators

Dogs Allowed?: Yes

Is a permit/fee required?: No

Please supply the website of the land if available: [Web Link]

If a permit/fee is required please describe in detail how to get one, how much, etc.: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Visitors are encouraged to supply a picture of either themselves or their GPS at the trailhead and/or signage of the public access lands - describe your experience there and what you saw - tell us why other folks should come visit!

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