I was extremely happy to discover recently that we live just a few miles from Blue Cypress Lake here in central Fl. I was unaware that a beautiful natural wildlife preserve was in our backyard. We have been in our new location for a year and much of that time has been spent setting up a home and finding our way around the community we live in. Blue Cypress lake is part of the head waters that form the St. Johns River which flows north to Jacksonville. It is Florida's largest river and originates in St. Johns Marsh in Indian County. We plan on spending many days out on the lake exploring the cypress trees and the abundant wildlife that live there.