Cross Creek

Cross Creek Topo MapCross Creek became well known due to the writings of author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. Moving to Cross Creek in 1928, Rawlings wrote stories that exposed her fondness of rural life at ‘The Creek’ often including characters based on her relationships with her neighbors. Her most famous book was the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Yearling, published in 1938....James

Dunns Creek

Dunns CreekDunns Creek is rather wide for a creek, ranging from 275′ – 500′. The easterly side of the creek is populated for almost the last 1/2 of the distance, while the westerly side includes sandhills and wetlands. Among several protected species are the Gopher TortoiseGopherus Polyphemus and Fox SquirrelSciurus niger. During the last century, the area was used for turpentine logging, cattle ranching, and farming. The numerous shell mounds show evidence the area was inhabited by Native Americans…James

Mud Spring – July 2016

Mud SpringsMud Spring is a 4th magnitude spring, surrounded by the palms and palmettos of the Welaka State Forest. The boil is in the center of an oval-shaped pool roughly 85′ x 65′. An average depth of the spring is about 4′ deep. It is the head of Mud Creek which flows southeast for just under a half-mile into Mud Creek Cove, part of Little Lake George which is part of the St Johns River….James