Cypress Swamp at Haw Creek Preserve State Park
Haw Creek, a blackwater creek
Drifting Down Haw Creek
A View of the Cypress Trees on Haw Creek
A View of the Banks and Floodplains on Haw Creek
Haw Creek, a Blackwater Creek Rich With Life
Coming Around a Bend on Haw Creek
Going Boating on Haw Creek
Haw Creek
A view of Haw Creek, a blackwater creek
A view of a small tributary at Haw Creek Preserve
A View of the Cypress Trees on Haw Creek
This is A View of the Banks and Floodplains on Haw Creek
A view of Haw Creek, a Blackwater Creek Rich With Life
A view from a boat as it's coming around a bend on Haw Creek.
This is a photo of a boat getting ready to launch into Haw Creek.

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Haw Creek Preserve State Park

Welcome to Haw Creek Preserve State Park

Haw Creek Preserve State Park offers a serene paddleway on a pristine blackwater creek through an old Florida cypress swamp that leads to Crescent Lake. The park can be accessed by launching a boat, kayak or canoe at the Flagler County public boat ramp called Russell Landing.

Donated to the state in 1976, this preserve is a refuge for native wildlife in rapidly developing North Central Florida. The park contains 7 distinct natural communities, including forests, hammocks, flatwoods, marshes, swamps, and a blackwater stream. The name "Haw" comes from a flowering shrub that grows along the banks of the creek. Anglers find this remote spot a great place to fish for speckled perch, shellcracker, largemouth bass and catfish. Access to the park is by boat only; there is no boat ramp available from the park. The creek can be accessed by a private marina at Dead Lake County Road 2006 or from a public boat ramp at the end of County Road 2007 located approximately 10 miles southwest of Bunnell.

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