Trail Closure: portions of the Blue Trail are temporarily closed while trees affected by a Southern Pine Beetle outbreak are removed. Other trails will remain open. See map for details.
Barred Owl
Dawn at San Felasco
Fringe tree
A tree of birds
Trail volunteers at work.
Barred owl sitting in a tree.
The morning mist at dawn.
White flowers on a fringe tree.
White birds sitting in a tree.
Two volunteers working on trail maintenance

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San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park

Welcome to San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park

Temporary Trail Map     |      Southern Pine Beetle Info

Welcome to San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park.  This preserve has one of the few remaining mature forests in Florida. 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. The horseback and bicycle trailheads are located off U.S. 441 just south of Alachua.

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San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park is featured on the Firsthand Florida Fun Blog. Experience this park with Erika Z.’s YouTube video and check out past blog posts from other Florida State Parks.


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