Dunns Creek State Park

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Dunns Creek State Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Map showing the location of Dunns Creek State Park
Map showing the location of Dunns Creek State Park
Location Putnam County, Florida, USA
Nearest city Crescent City, Florida
Coordinates 29°28′28″N 81°35′27″W / 29.47444°N 81.59083°W / 29.47444; -81.59083Coordinates: 29°28′28″N 81°35′27″W / 29.47444°N 81.59083°W / 29.47444; -81.59083
Governing body Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Dunns Creek State Park is a Florida State Park, located approximately 15 miles south of Palatka, on US 17.

History[edit]

Native Americans used this site extensively as evidenced by the fairly widespread shell mounds. During the 1920s, a steamboat stop provided wood and water to citrus loaded ships. The area was also used as a post office for the towns of Pomona and Cisco. The 6,000-acre property experienced turpentining, logging, cattle ranching and farming within the last century. Located south of a sharp bend in the St. Johns River, the park was added to the state park system in October 2001.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Florida State Parks 75th Anniversary 1935 - 2010". Floridastateparks.org. Retrieved 2014-01-09. 

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