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    About Jewel Lake
    Putnam County, Florida

    Jewel Lake is in Interlachen, Florida, under 40 miles from Gainesville, and under 80 miles from Jacksonville.

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

    The closest airport is Gainesville Regional Airport, around 45 minutes away. Urgent care can be provided at Putnam Community Medical Center, 20 minutes away.

    Groceries and snacks can be found seven minutes away at Hitchcock's. Locals recommend restaurants such as Poppie’s Cafe and Bakery, True Grits, and Nanna’s Country Cafe.

    Cozy and Quaint

    At 72 acres, Jewel Lake is small enough to offer residents privacy but large enough to allow for fun on the water. Anglers can expect to find largemouth bass here.

    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 adventurous, 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, Jewel Lake is an excellent choice.