Thirty-nine district properties reopen for recreation


The St Johns River Water Management District reported to Historic City News that they have reopened a total of 39 of its conservation lands following Hurricane Irma’s impact last week.

The district continues to assess damage from Hurricane Irma and make repairs to its public lands, with a goal to reopen the properties for recreational uses as soon as it is safe to do so.

The following properties St Johns, Putnam and Flagler counties have reopened; some with limited access as repairs are made:

  • Deep Creek Conservation Area – Dog Branch stormwater portion only (St. Johns and Putnam counties)
  • Dunns Creek Conservation Area and WMA – walk-in only (Putnam County)
  • Gourd Island Conservation Area (St. Johns County)
  • Lake George Conservation Area (includes part of Lake George WMA) (Putnam and Volusia counties)
  • Moses Creek Conservation Area (St. Johns County)
  • Murphy Creek Conservation Area (Putnam County)
  • Pellicer Creek Conservation Area (Flagler County)
  • Stokes Landing Conservation Area (St. Johns County)
  • Twelve Mile Swamp Conservation Area (St. Johns County)

For continuing updates concerning other district lands that remain closed and the status of other district operations, visit the district’s website,