Found a new spot. Lake Monroe Wildlife Management Area, part of the St Johns River system, this primitive park is along the eastern edge of Lake Monroe. It was a very wet hike, swampy, but a nice old oak forest and pine upland area. While the birds were noisy they were well hidden. Dragon flies were epic with some nice flowers about.
I’d have to guess I was the first on the trail for a while, first hike where I actually soldiered through the swamp, getting quite wet in the process. Well worth it – I was able to engage my “living in old Florida” fantasy – it was excellent – I will be back.