San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park
Limited Visitation at this Park
Effective May 5, 2021: San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park is open. Restroom availability may be limited. Visitors are expected to maintain distances of at least six feet apart.
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 birding opportunities, the area's best off-road biking, stunning scenery and a rich historic past are only a few of the 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 inhabit 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 are 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.
- The horseback and bicycle trailheads are located just south of Alachua off U.S. 441.
- Download georeferenced hiking, biking and equestrian trail maps (PDF)