Located in southeastern Leon county a few miles (km) east of Tallahassee.
An island in this 1825-acre (730-hectare) freshwater lake supports a wading bird colony. No estimates are available for the number of recreationists and hunters who use the lake.
An island in Lake Lafayette contains a wading bird rookery with a significant number of Wood Storks. Waterfowl also use the lake. Only a rudimentary bird list is available.
Access to the rookery is prohibited during the breeding season. During nesting, human disturbance of colonies from landing fisherman or airboats could be a threat. ? Located near an urban area, Lake Lafayette faces water quality impacts from nearby developments and a landfill.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
*lacustrine, freshwater marsh
hunting, conservation, recreation