The Alachua County Preserves sustained impacts from Hurricane Elsa, including flooding and trees uprooting on some trails. Staff has assessed trail conditions and re-opened some preserves to public access. For your safety, please respect preserve and trail closures and stay off of closed trail areas.
Preserves CLOSED due to unsafe conditions including extreme flooding and/or hazardous trees:
Turkey Creek Preserve
Barr Hammock Levy Loop Trailhead
Preserves OPEN but with flooded trail conditions:
Phifer Flatwoods Preserve
Barr Hammock South Trailhead
Lake Alto Preserve
Mill Creek Preserve
Four Creeks Preserve
Sweetwater Preserve (Sweetwater Preserve – West Trail has newly closed sections due to hazard trees and unsafe conditions)
These conditions present additional hazards. It is your responsibility to exercise caution when entering County Preserves.