Alligator Lake Recreation Area                     CLICK HERE FOR A MAP
1498 SW Country Club Road (CR133)
Lake City, Florida 32025

Download Alligator Lake Bird List
Click here to see a Columbia County Expected Bird Species List

Alligator Lake Recreation Area covers over 1000 acres and has 12 miles of hiking trails.
The extent and depth of the water in the lake varies with the season and the amount of rainfall....and so do the birds!  No two walks at Alligator Lake are the same.

The dykes that extend out into the lake provide excellent viewing. In additon
to the marshy habitat of the lake, trails wind through a wide diversity of
habitats.  Hardwood swamp and woods provide opportunities to see songbirds
including migrating warblers.

Our ALLI-WALKs are lead by expert birders who love to share their
knowledge and their scopes.


             Over 150 species of birds have been identified at Alligator Lake. In 2009
two accidentals spent some weeks here...a Masked Duck and a Ruff.

Alligator Lake walks typically last until 11:00 or so but may go a bit longer if the birds are out.  Feel free to come and stay as long as you like.  Loaner binoculars are available.  For all field trips you want to make sure to bring comfortable walking shoes, a hat, something to drink and perhaps a snack.  During certain times of year it is wise to bring insect repellent and sunscreen.  If you have any questions please contact the person in charge of the field trip.   Periodic updates are sent out via email or posted on our website. If you would like to receive e-mail notices please
send your request to jsulek@audubon.org and your name will be added to our list.   
We look forward to seeing you!