Stagger Mud Lake Run

Start a paddling adventure along the Stagger Mud Lake Run at the Butler Street boat ramp in Astor, this trail’s only entry point. Astor is known for its quaint-style of living with family-owned restaurants and small vacation homes. Once a bustling commercial center on the St. Johns River, citrus from Lake County groves was sent to Astor by rail and then shipped to Jacksonville by steamboats.

The Stagger Mud Lake Run begins south from Astor through the St. Johns River and Lake Dexter before entering Stagger Mud Lake. The 203-acre lake is primarily known for an occasional manatee sighting. The average adult manatee is about 10 feet long and weighs between 800 and 1,200 pounds. Gentle and slow moving, manatees spend most of their time eating vegetation, resting and traveling. Please do not disturb the endangered species.

Places to Stay and Things to Do Near the Stagger Mud Lake Run

Stagger Mud Lake Run begins south in Astor from the Butler St. Boat Ramp, and continues to the St. Johns River. Two cities located near Stagger Mud Lake Run are Altoona and Astor. To make your trip complete, why not stop in Beans BBQ in Astor for some good ole down home BBQ.

Area Lodging

Astor's Florida Inn Riverside Bed & Breakfast
55336 Claire St., Astor, FL 32102
Phone: 352-759-3395
Website: www.astorsfloridianinn.com

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Clearwater Lake Recreation Area
24511 County Road 42, Paisley, FL 32767
Phone: 352-669-0078
Website: www.recreation.gov

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Fish Tales RV
26015 McPherson Lane, Astor, FL 32102
Phone: 352-759-2393
Website: www.fishtalesresort.com

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Blue Creek Area Vacation Rental
56516 Pecan Road, Astor, FL 32102
Phone: 352-759-3377
Website: www.astorflorida.com

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Fiddler's Green Ranch Resort
42725 W. Altoona Road, Altoona, FL 32702
Phone: 352-669-7111
Website: www.fiddlersgreenranch.com

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Powell's Campground
25716 Powell Drive, Astor, FL 32102
Phone: 352-759-2121
Website: www.powellscampground.com

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Dining

Blackwater Inn Restaurant & Lounge
55716 Front St., Astor, FL 32102
Phone: 352-759-2802
Website: www.blackwaterinn.com

American | Outdoor Dining Available

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Fun Things to Do

Fiddler's Green Ranch Resort
42725 W. Altoona Road, Altoona, FL 32702
Phone: 352-669-7111
Website: www.fiddlersgreenranch.com

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Powell's Campground
25716 Powell Drive, Astor, FL 32102
Phone: 352-759-2121
Website: www.powellscampground.com

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This list is not all inclusive. For a complete list of accommodations, shopping, dining, attractions and events, visit the Lake County Tourism website at: www.visitlakefl.com

About the Run
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Length:
8.63 miles (13.9 km)
Bodies of Water:
St. Johns River, Lake Dexter, Stagger Mud Lake
Permit Number: 05-001
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Featured Wildlife
 
Burrowing Owl
Length:
17-20 inches

Weight:
1-2 pounds

Wingspan:
38-44 inches

Diet:
Varied diet of small mammals,small rodents, birds, arthropods,fish, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates

Interesting Fact:
Typically hunts at night or at dusk by sitting on a high perch and looking and listening for prey
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