J58. Sneads Park
Nearest City: Sneads
Phone Number: 850-593-6636
Website: J58. Sneads Park
Amenities: Some viewing is barrier free, Restrooms, Birding by boat, Birding by foot/hiking, Best time of day: All day, Recommended length of visit: quick stop br>
This small waterfront park on Lake Seminole is worth a stop if you’re in the area, to scope the open water for wintering ducks like Redheads, Canvasbacks, Lesser Scaup, Ring-necked Ducks, Bufflehead, American Wigeon and more. Thousands of American Coots are often visible on the lake in winter; scan for Horned Grebes and Common Loons as well. Up for exploring? The park includes a boat ramp for access to the lake. Fields along the right (east) side of Legion Rd. north of the baseball diamonds may have wintering geese such as Canada, Snow, Greater White-fronted and Ross’s. Check the roadside wires for American Kestrels; Western Kingbirds (rare) have also been sighted here.
Directions: From I-10, take exit 158 for CR 286. Head north for 5.2 mi. to US 90/SR 10 in Sneads. Turn right (east) and go 0.9 mi. Turn left (north) on Legion Rd. and drive 1.5 mi. to the parking area on the lake.
Open dawn to dusk.