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    About Junior Lake
    Putnam County, Florida

    Junior 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 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 around 45 minutes away. Urgent care can be provided at Putnam Community Medical Center, 21 minutes away.

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

    Backyard Paradise

    At 70 acres, Junior Lake offers nearby amenities and privacy to its residents. Anglers can expect to find largemouth bass here.

    Many homes have docks, making it easy to explore the water from a boat, kayak, or canoe.

    Nearby Entertainment

    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. As a disclaimer, you will get muddy, but they provide hot showers for you.

    Fun in Gainesville

    Gainesville features attractions like the Florida Museum of Natural History, Butterfly Rainforest, Ichetucknee Springs State Park, and the Gainesville Raceway.

    Some of the city’s most anticipated events include the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire, Hogtown Craft Beer Festival, Jest Fest, Butterfly Fest, and the Downtown Festival and Art Show.

    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 a waterfront property, Junior Lake is an excellent choice.