Haw Creek Preserve State Park encompasses the banks of Haw Creek and parts of the shorelines of Crescent Lake and Dead Lake. Paddlers and boaters can launch at Russell Landing or at Bull Creek Fish Camp to see this beautiful black water creek. The creek gets it's name from the Haw tree which lines the edge of the shore. The Haw tree has an apple like fruit that has been used to make jelly. A...
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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.