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Palatka Lake Butler - Bicycling

The Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail has approximately four miles of paved asphalt for bicycling starting at the Lake Butler Trailhead (Union County), and approximately 19 miles of paved asphalt starting at the Twin Lakes Park trailhead (Clay County).   There is a six mile connector trail that starts at the intersection of the Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail and State Road 21. This trail connects Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park with the Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail.   Helmets are highly recommended for all cyclists and Florida law requires helmets for cyclists age 16 and under.

Twin Lakes Park Trailhead:

6065 Twin Lakes Road

Keystone Heights, FL 32656

(352) 473-2112 (Clay County Parks & Recreation)

GPS Coordinates: N 29.4551 / W-81.5934

Lake Butler Trailhead:

525 SW 1st Street

Lake Butler, FL 32054-2016

(386) 496-3401 (City of Lake Butler)

GPS Coordinates: N 30.0120 / W -82.2026

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Palatka Lake Butler - Parking

Parking is available at the Twin Lakes Park trailhead and the Lake Butler trailhead. Limited parking is available on Forest Hills road near Putnam Hall. The parking on Forest Hills road has no facilities.

Twin Lakes Park Trailhead: 6065 Twin Lakes Road / Keystone Heights, FL 32656 / GPS Coordinates: N 29.4551 / W-81.5934

Lake Butler Trailhead: 525 SW 1st Street / Lake Butler, FL 32054-2016 / GPS Coordinates: N 30.0120 / W -82.2026

Putnam Hall parking (limited parking, 4 spaces): Forest Hills Road & S.R. 100 / Melrose, FL 32666 / GPS Coordinates: N 29.74179 / W -81.971161

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Palatka Lake Butler - Pets

Dog walking is a very popular activity on the Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail. All well-behaved domestic pets are welcome on the trail. They must be kept on a handheld leash that is six feet or shorter. Pet owners are required to pick up after their pets and properly dispose of their droppings. Pets are not permitted inside of any buildings or the playground. For additional information visit the pet policy site.

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Palatka Lake Butler - Playground

There is a playground facility at the Twin Lakes Park Trailhead (Clay County). There is no playground at the Lake Butler Trailhead (Union County), but they have some outdoor exercise equipment.

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Palatka Lake Butler - Restroom Facilities

Restroom facilities are available at the Lake Butler Trailhead (City of Lake Butler) at the restored railroad depot. They are also available at the Twin Lakes Park trailhead (Clay County). There are no other locations with these facilities on the trail.

Twin Lakes Park Trailhead:

6065 Twin Lakes Road

Keystone Heights, FL 32656

(352) 473-2112 (Clay County Parks & Recreation)

GPS Coordinates: N 29.4551 / W-81.5934

Lake Butler Trailhead:

525 SW 1st Street

Lake Butler, FL 32054-2016

(386) 496-3401 (City of Lake Butler)

GPS Coordinates: N 30.0120 / W -82.2026

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Palatka Lake Butler - Roller Blading

The trail has approximately four miles of paved asphalt for roller blading starting at the Lake Butler Trailhead, and approximately 19 miles of paved asphalt starting at the Twin Lakes Park trailhead.

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Palatka Lake Butler - Walking

The trail has approxiately four miles of paved asphalt for walking starting at the Lake Butler Trailhead (Union County), and approximately 19 miles of paved asphalt starting at the Twin Lakes Park trailhead (Clay County).

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Palatka Lake Butler - Water Fountain Potable Water

Water fountains are available at the Lake Butler Trailhead (Union County) at the restored railroad depot. They are also available at Twin Lakes Park trailhead (Clay County). There are no other locations with these facilities on the trail.