Lake Norris is a spectacular darkwater lake and the Lake Norris Conservation Area was purchased to protect the extensive hardwood swamp that lies on the western shore of the lake and the shoreline of Black Water Creek, a major tributary of the Wekiva River. The upland portion of the conservation area consists of improved pasture, scrub and pine.
The two highlights of this property is its high concentration of osprey nests. The cypress that ring the outer perimeter of this blackwater lake boasts one of the highest concentrations of nesting osprey in central Florida, over 100 active nests. The second is the gnarly twisted dwarf cypress forest located on the lakeshore. This is a photographers paradise so bring yours and a waterproof container!
Snacks are provided during the tour and bottled water is always available.
Tour meets at: Lake Norris Conservation Area 24542 Blackwater Creek Rd, Eustis, FL 32736
All tours begin at 9:00 am and finish around noon. Please show up about 10 minutes early.
$ / Person