Alachua County Temporarily Closes Levy Loop Trail for Maintenance
October 16, 2020
Press release from Alachua County
The Alachua County Barr Hammock Preserve – Levy Loop Trailhead (14920 S.E. 11th Drive, Micanopy) will be temporarily closed for maintenance to the levee. The trail will be closed Mondays through Thursdays beginning on October 26, 2020. The closure is expected to remain in effect through late December. During this time, the trail will be open for public use on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. For visitor safety, the public is expected to observe all closure and warning signs. When work is completed, the County will advise the public that the trail has fully reopened.
These repairs are necessary to maintain the integrity of the levee system and improve visitor safety. The US Army Corps of Engineers will be conducting repairs under the direction of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, as a part of the Wetland Reserve Program.
The Barr Hammock South Trailhead will remain open 7 days a week, providing visitors access to four different wooded trails, ranging from 2 miles to 9 miles in length. The trailhead is located at 300 S.E. 175th Avenue, Micanopy.
The Barr Hammock Levy Prairie was acquired in 2009 through the Alachua County Forever Program, with funding from the North American Wetlands Conservation Act, Florida Communities Trust, and a generous donation from the Whitehurst Family.