Lake Powell and Camp Creek Lake discussed

October 17, 2008

The east end of Lake Powell was the location of a discussion about the lake's health on Oct. 16. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors
Lake Powell was discussed on Oct. 16. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors

Members of the Coastal Dune Lake Advisory Board toured Lake Powell and Camp Creek Lake on Oct. 16.

Florida State Park biologist John Bente, along with Richard Bryan, of Friends of Lake Powell, discussed the health, history and the outfall of the lake.

The group then journeyed to Camp Creek Lake at WaterSound where St. Joe wildlife biologist, Jim Moyers discussed the indigenous flora and fauna of Camp Creek Lake.

Camp Creek Lake at WaterSound as it leads to the Gulf of Mexico. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors
Camp Creek Lake at WaterSound as it leads to the Gulf of Mexico. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors

The St. Joe Company has left more than 85 acres in The WaterSound development untouched for wildlife preservation. The endangered Choctawhatchee beach mouse and threatened yellow aster flower are some of the fauna and flora living around the dunes of Camp Creek Lake.

Yellow aster can be found blooming at WaterSound next to Camp Creek Lake. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors
Yellow aster can be found blooming at Camp Creek Lake. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors