State Road 544

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Florida State Road 544 branches 3.19 miles southeast from U.S. 92 along Havendale Boulevard, a commercial arterial route connecting Auburndale with U.S. 17 (8th Street NW) in Winter Haven. Avenue T leads the state road 0.50 miles east to the north end of SR 549 (1st Street N), where it turns northeast to Lucerne Park Road. The remainder of SR 544 through Winter Haven follows Lucerne Park Road along a winding, mostly two-lane course by Lakes Conine, Smart, Rochelle and Fannie.

East of U.S. 27, SR 544 continues 1.77 miles along Scenic Highway, linking northeast Winter Haven with SR 17 at Haines City. CR 544 extends from SR 17 and the east end of SR 544 along Lake Marion Road. The county segment runs 4.93 miles east across Haines City to the Grenelefe golf course community and West Lake Marion Road. The signed portion of CR 544 concludes at CR 546.

Florida State Road 544 East
SR 544 branches southeast from U.S. 92 (Magnolia Avenue) in east Auburndale along a six lane, commercial arterial. Photo taken 05/30/19.
Polk County Road 544A (Derby Avenue) ties into SR 544 two blocks south of U.S. 92 by Imperial Plaza shopping center. Photo taken 05/30/19.
CR 544A lines Derby Avenue 2.14 miles west to SR 655 (Recker Highway) in Auburndale. Photo taken 05/30/19.
Confirming marker posted beyond Derby Avenue by Havendale Square shopping center. Photo taken 10/26/19.
Charlotte Road heads south from U.S. 92 to meet SR 544 (Havendale Boulevard) opposite 42nd Street north from Lake Blue. Photo taken 10/26/19.
Lake Drive NW north from Lake Blue and Jersey Road south come together at the succeeding traffic light along SR 544 eastbound. Photo taken 10/26/19.
34th Street NW stems south from SR 544 (Havendale Boulevard) to the Inwood community and Avenue G near Lake Deer. Photo taken 10/26/19.
26th Street NW is a residential street south from SR 544 to Inwood by Lake Cannon. Idylwild Drive ties into this signal from Lake Idylwild to the north. Photo taken 10/26/19.
21st Street NW runs between Lake Idylwild and Lake Hartridge to Winter Haven Regional Airport / Gilbert Field (GIF). Photo taken 10/26/19.
SR 544 (Havendale Boulevard) intersects 11th Street NW at Spring Lake Square shopping center. Photo taken 10/26/19.
SR 544 (Havendale Boulevard) east next meets U.S. 17 (8th Street NW). Photo taken 10/26/19.
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U.S. 17 travels south to Downtown Winter Haven and north to combine with U.S. 92 through Lake Alfred. U.S. 17 also connects with SR 540 (Cypress Gardens Boulevard) east to the Legoland theme park. Photos taken 10/26/19.
East from U.S. 17, SR 544 continues five miles to the community of Lucerne Park and 6.7 miles to U.S. 27 southwest of Haines City. Photo taken 05/30/19.
The Chain of Lakes Trail spans SR 544 (Martin Luther King Boulevard) midway between U.S. 17 (8th Street NW) and SR 549 (1st Street N). The multiuse path follows a former Seaboard Coast Line railroad north from Winter Haven into Auburndale. Photo taken 05/30/19.
SR 544 (Martin Luther King Boulevard) continues three blocks east from Unity Way to the north end of SR 549 (1st Street N). Photo taken 05/30/19.
SR 549 follows 1st Street N southward 1.53 miles to SR 542 (Central Avenue) east of Downtown Winter Haven. Photo taken 05/30/19.
SR 544 turns north at SR 549 onto 1st Street N to connect with Lucerne Park Road. Photo taken 05/30/19.
Through northeastern Winter Haven, SR 544 (Lucerne Park Road) passes between Lake Fannie and Lake Henry east to U.S. 27 and Haines City on the city line. Photo taken 11/26/03.
U.S. 27 constitutes a major corridor from Haines City north to Four Corners and Clermont through the Orlando metropolitan area south to Lake Wales and Sebring. Photo taken 11/26/03.
U.S. 27 runs across the west side of Haines City, bypass Downtown through a cloverleaf interchange with U.S. 17/92. South from SR 544 (Lake Lucerne Road), U.S. 27 continues to Lake Hamilton and Dundee. Photo taken 11/26/03.
Scenic Highway leads the final 1.8 miles of SR 544 east from U.S. 27 to SR 17 (South 10th Street). Photo taken 11/26/03.
SR 544 ends at SR 17 across from Polk County Road 544 (Lake Marion Road), a 4.93 mile spur to Lake Marion. SR 17 is a scenic route originating in Downtown Haines City and traveling south through Lake Hamilton, Dundee, Lake Wales and Frostproof. Photo taken 11/26/03.
Florida State Road 544 West
The first confirming marker westbound stands along Scenic Highway just past SR 17 (10th Street S) and CR 544 (Lake Marion Road). Photo taken 05/30/19.
Winter Haven is a nine mile drive west from SR 17 along SR 544. Downtown Auburndale lies just beyond the west end of SR 544 at U.S. 92 in 12 miles. Photo taken 05/30/19.
Subdivisions mix with agricultural areas along SR 544 (Scenic Highway) west between Lake Butler and Engineers Lake. Photo taken 05/30/19.
SR 544 (Scenic Highway) makes a sweeping curve across wetland areas and pastureland north of Little Lake Hamilton. Photo taken 05/30/19.
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U.S. 27 crosses paths with SR 544 (Scenic Highway) north from Lake Wales and Dundee to nearby Haines City. Photos taken 05/30/19.
Beyond Haines City, U.S. 27 north connects with Interstate 4 by Posner Park. Photo taken 05/30/19.
West of U.S. 27, State Road 544 follows Lucerne Park Road. Photo taken 05/30/19.
Although Downtown Winter Haven is far to the southwest, the city limits extend northeast to SR 544 and U.S. 27 near Lake Henry. Photo taken 05/30/19.
Crossing a canal linking Lake Henry with Lake Hamilton, SR 544 (Lucerne Park Road) enters the Lucerne Park community. Photo taken 05/30/19.
Old Lucerne Park Road branches west from SR 544 into Lucerne Park as the route turns southwest toward Lake Fannie. Photo taken 05/30/19.
Lucerne Loop stems north from SR 544 (Lucerne Park Road) to Lake Lucerne. Photo taken 05/30/19.
SR 544 angles southwest between Lake Smart and Lake Conine. Photo taken 05/30/19.
Lucerne Park Road takes SR 544 southwest into the Winter Haven street grid, where the state road shifts onto 1st Street N ahead of Martin Luther King Boulevard. Photo taken 05/30/19.
SR 549 extends 1.53 mile south along 1st Street to SR 542 / CR 542 (Central Avenue) east of Downtown Winter Haven. Photo taken 05/30/19.
Martin Luther King Boulevard leads SR 544 a half mile west from 1st Street N to U.S. 17 (8th Street NW). Photo taken 05/30/19.
The Chain of Lakes Trail multi use path spans SR 544 along MLK Boulevard midway between SR 549 and U.S. 17. Photo taken 05/30/19.
SR 544 (MLK Boulevard) intersects U.S. 17 (8th Street NW / Lake Alfred Road) by Inman Park in Winter Haven. Photo taken 05/30/19.
Heading south from SR 544, U.S. 17 travels toward Downtown Winter Haven, Eagle Lake and Bartow. Photo taken 05/30/19.
U.S. 17 runs north to Lake Alfred, where it commences a long overlap with U.S. 92 northeast to Haines City, Kissimmee, Orlando, Sandford and DeLand. Photo taken 05/30/19.
The remainder of State Road 544 west of U.S. 17 follows Havendale Boulevard, a divided six lane arterial. Photo taken 05/15/16.
The ensuing signal along SR 544 west operates at 11th Street NW and the entrance to Spring Lake Square shopping center. Photo taken 05/15/16.
21st Street NW leads north to Winter Haven Regional Airport (GIF). Photo taken 05/15/16.
26th Street NW and Idylwild Drive converge with SR 544 at a traffic light by Avenue V and Garner Elementary. Photo taken 05/15/16.
34th Street NW stems south from the succeeding signal along SR 544 (Havendale Boulevard) westbound through the Inwood community to CR 542 (Avenue G). Photo taken 05/15/16.
Lake Drive NW and Jersey Road south come together at SR 544 near Lake Blue. Photo taken 05/15/16.
State Road 544 (Havendale Boulevard) enters the city of Auburndale west of Jersey Road. Photo taken 05/15/16.
42nd Street NW encircles the west side of Lake Blue, meeting SR 544 opposite Charlotte Road north to U.S. 92. Photo taken 05/15/16.
Polk County Road 544A branches west from SR 544 along Derby Avenue at the upcoming signal. Photo taken 05/15/16.
CR 544A constitutes a 2.14 mile route west to SR 655 (Recker Highway) through industrial areas along the CSX Railroad. Photo taken 05/15/16.
The last shield for SR 544 westbound stands by Imperial Plaza shopping center and CR 544A (Derby Avenue). Photo taken 05/15/16.
SR 544 (Havendale Boulevard) converges with U.S. 92 (Magnolia Avenue) southeast of Downtown Auburndale. Photo taken 05/15/16.
U.S. 92 comprises a four lane arterial east from Auburndale to Winter Haven Regional Airport (GIF) and Lake Alfred via the overlap with U.S. 17. Photo taken 05/15/16.
Two lanes turn onto U.S. 92 (Magnolia Avenue) west from the end of SR 544. U.S. 92 continues west from Auburndale to Fussels Corner and Downtown Lakeland. Photo taken 05/15/16.



Photo Credits:

  • 11/26/03 by Justin Cozart.
  • 05/15/16 by AARoads.
  • 05/30/19 by AARoads.
  • 10/26/19 by AARoads.

Connect with:
U.S. 17
U.S. 27
U.S. 92
State Road 549 - 1st Street N / E Lake Silver Drive

Page Updated 11-20-2019.