Dunns Creek

A tributary of the St. Johns River and large floodplain area along Dunns Creek Conservation Area (3,156-acre property) provides immense water storage. Native Americans used this site as evidenced by the fairly widespread shell mounds. During the 1920s, a steamboat stop provided wood and water to citrus loaded ships. This property is adjacent to the 6,302-acre Dunns Creek State Park, which was named for John Dunn, an attorney and coffee planter who received a grant in 1765 that allowed him to farm an area between the two lakes in Putnam County.