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.
Fun Things to Do
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
Varied diet of small mammals,small rodents, birds, arthropods,fish, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates
Typically hunts at night or at dusk by sitting on a high perch and looking and listening for prey