Description - 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.
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Three Rivers State Recreation Area
The high hills and many ravines are similar to the Appalachian Mountain Range and have many of the same type plants. These consist primarily of hardwood hammocks and high pineland communities.
- Three Rivers State Recreation Area has an array of wildlife amid its 682 acres. White-tailed deer, fox squirrel, gray fox, and bobwhite roam through the upland pines mixed with hardwood hammocks. The high pineland is where the endangered gopher tortoise lives.
The lake consists of 37000-acres and extends into Georgia. Alligators as well as snapping turtles are commonly seen around the lake, which is well known for supporting largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, catfish, bluegill, speckled perch, and bream.
The park is divided into two sections, an overnight area and a day use area. Each has a walking trail, fishing dock / pier and boat launch. It is along the trails where the leisurely walker will enjoy redbud, dogwood, southern magnolia, and a variety of herb type plants. Birding can be enjoyed most of the winter with the migration of waterfowl on the lake and various songbirds most all the time.
The park does offer canoe rental.
Recreation - The primary recreations enjyed at Three Rivers State Recreation ARea include picnicking, camping, and freshwater fishing.
Climate - The panhandle area of Florida experiences mild, comfortable winters and warm to hot, humid summers. The average summer temperatures reach well above 83 degrees Fahrenheit (above 29 Celsius). Winters are mild with temperatures averaging below 52 degrees Fahrenheit (below 11 Celsius). The average precipitation for the panhandle area is more than 60 inches per year. August and September are peak months of the hurricane season that lasts from June 1 through November 30.
Three Rivers State Park is located on State Route 271, two miles north of Sneads.