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.

Ornithological Summary

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.

Conservation Issues

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

Land Use

hunting, conservation, recreation

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