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    About Hardesty Lake
    Putnam County, Florida

    Hardesty Lake is in Interlachen, Florida, and is under 40 miles from Gainesville.

    Named in honor of Israel Putnam, a hero of the American Revolution, this county has a population of just under 99,000 people.

    There are a few smaller airfields nearby, but the closest major airport is Gainesville Regional Airport and is just around 45 minutes away. Urgent care can be provided at Putnam Community Center, 17 minutes away.

    Stock up on snacks and groceries at Hitchcock’s Market, nine minutes away. Locals recommend restaurants such as Poppie’s Cafe and Bakery, True Grits, and Nanna’s Country Cafe.

    Backyard Paradise

    At 50 acres, Hardesty Lake is able to offer privacy to its residents. Anglers can expect to find large and smallmouth bass here. Many homes have boat docks, perfect for taking in lake views from a boat, kayak, or canoe.

    Entertainment Options

    For great photo opportunities, head to the nearby town of Palatka and take the self-guided City of Murals tour.

    If you’re feeling more adventuresome, head to HogWaller Mud Bog & ATV. You will get muddy, but they provide hot showers for you.

    Explore Nature

    Hikers have several nearby options when it comes to exploring the great outdoors. These include Carl Duval Moore State Forest, Etoniah Creek State Forest, and Longleaf Pine Trail.

    Excellent Location for Lake Life

    Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a full-time retirement residence, or waterfront property, Hardesty Lake is an excellent choice.