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Settlers Springs is surrounded by some of the most breathtaking and historic landscapes found in Tallahassee. To the east are Lake Jackson and Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park. To the west is the Ochlockonee River Wildlife Management Area, and to the southwest is the Talquin Wildlife Management Area.
Labeled an aquatic preserve, Lake Jackson is a precious Tallahassee resource. The lake covers about 4,000 acres and is one of the best freshwater fishing locations in Leon County. Boating and fishing are popular activities at the lake. The area parks and management districts also offer hiking and picnicking areas, fishing, and seasonal hunting.
Lake Jackson contains sinkholes that periodically drain the lake or lower the water levels. This natural occurrence occurs about every 25 years. Once the water levels rise again, residents experience some of the best fishing around. The lake area was home to Native Americans more than 800 years ago, which has led to the creation of the Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park. Temple mounds have been discovered at this state park.
The residential neighborhood of Settlers Springs is accessed from Fred George Road. Because the streets leading into the area are all dead ends, traffic in the community is limited primarily to residents. Nearby neighborhoods include Huntington Estates to the northwest, Carmellia Gardens to the northeast, Settlers Creek to southwest, and the Hartsfield Planation to the south-southeast.
The neighborhood contains single-family homes of varying construction. Bordering Settlers Springs to the west is Springwood Elementary School. Approximately 1.5 miles to the southeast is Raa Middle School. Two miles to the south is Stars Middle School. Godby High School is to the southeast, about two miles from Settlers Springs.