A NOTE FROM THE MANAGER Randy Brown Winter has arrived! This is a great time to hike, bike, or horseback ride our extensive trail systems. Many of the trails are well shaded, and the mornings are now crisp and the humidity is at a more comfortable level than during the summer months. The goldenrods are a harbinger of fall and you'll see them in many of the open sunny areas. Be sure to bring...
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San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park
Welcome to San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park
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.