Grassy Lake Preserve

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Grassy Lake Preserve is 185 acres (0.75 km2) of preserve purchased by the State of Florida in 2003 for $2.1 million to protect eight rare species of plants and one rare species of animal. It is located at U.S. 27 and Mountain Lake Cut-Off Road in Lake Wales, Florida) [1] The property is managed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission as part of a network of preserves along the Lake Wales Ridge.

The property is officially known as Mountain Lake Cut-Off.

The preserve is located behind Janie Howard Wilson Elementary School.


  1. ^ [1] 10/06/2005 The Ledger