San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park
The Yellow Trail is currently open as preparations for prescribed fire are underway. Portions of the trail are being disked which improves safety for prescribed fire but makes hiking conditions difficult. Please be advised it is similar to walking on soft sand at the beach.
Portions of the Blue Trail are temporarily closed due to water and erosion issues and while trees affected by a Southern Pine Beetle outbreak are removed. Other trails remain open.
Portions of Cellon Creek Bike Trail and Cellon Loop Horse Trail north of the restrooms are temporarily closed due to high water levels on the trail.
8 a.m. to Sundown, 365 days a year
$4 per vehicle. Please use the honor box - correct change is required. $2 Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers.
Welcome to San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park
Outstanding birdwatching, the area's best off-road biking, stunning scenery and a rich historic past are only a few of this preserve's highlights.
The preserve is named for the Mission San Francisco de Potano, the primary town of the Potano-Timucua at the time of Spanish contact as well as the location of the mission that was built in 1606.The limestone outcrops and extreme changes in elevation provide ideal conditions for many species of hardwood trees, including several champion trees. Bobcats, white-tailed deer, gray foxes, turkeys, and many species of songbirds make their homes in the 18 natural communities found in the preserve.
The park offers outdoor adventure to hikers, off-road bicyclists, horseback riders and nature lovers. To ensure solitude and quiet for a true wilderness experience, the southern two-thirds of the park is designated for hiking only. The northern third of the park has horse trails, off-road cycling and hiking. Equestrians must carry proof of a negative Coggins test.
- The hiking trailhead is located four miles northwest of Gainesville on State Road 232 at 11101 Millhopper Road, Gainesville, FL 32653.
- The horseback and bicycle trailheads are located just south of Alachua, off U.S. 441.
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