Welaka State Forest
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Sign for the Mud Spring Trail within the Welaka State Forest
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Map of Florida
LocationPutnam County, Florida
Nearest cityWelaka
Coordinates29°27′N 81°40′W / 29.45°N 81.66°W / 29.45; -81.66Coordinates: 29°27′N 81°40′W / 29.45°N 81.66°W / 29.45; -81.66
Area2,287 acres (9.26 km²)
Governing bodyFlorida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

The Welaka State Forest is in the U.S. state of Florida. The 2,287-acre (9 km2) forest is located in North Central Florida, upstream from Welaka on the eastern bank of the St. Johns River. Welaka State Forest is adjacent to the Mount Royal site discussed by William Bartram in chapter 4 of Bartram's Travels.[1]

Welaka State Forest is located along Putnam County Road 309 between two portions of the Welaka National Fish Hatchery. The Beecher Unit which is located in Fruitland and the Welaka Unit located in Welaka.[2]

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