South of Astor along the St. Johns River, the Bluffton Recreation Area in Lake George State Forest paints a picture of Florida’s prehistoric past, leading you through uplands habitats above the river basin.
Lake George State Forest
Hiking, biking, paddling, camping, and other outdoor recreation in Lake George State Forest. With four tracts along the St. Johns River in Volusia County spanning from Lake George south to Lake Dexter, north and south of SR 40, this state forest protects more than 21,000 acres.
Address: 5458 US 17, De Leon Springs
Land Manager: Florida Forest Service
The Bluffton Nature Trail at Lake George State Forest near Volusia, west of Barberville along SR 40, provides a glimpse into an ancient past along the St. Johns River.