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  • Lake Alto Preserve
    • Bicycling Trails Bicycling Trails
    • Horseback Riding Trails Horseback Riding Trails
    • Nature/Hiking Trail Hiking /Nature Trail
    • Nature Study Nature/ Wildlife

    662-acre preserve on Lake Alto with 4.6 miles of unpaved trails through pine flatwoods and lake shore hardwood forest.  With nearly 1 mile of undeveloped shoreline on Lake Alto, this preserve includes distinct natural communities, and an outstanding view of Lake Alto from the dock, which is accessible from both trails.  Both north and south trailheads provide access to all trails.

    No watercraft launch, picnic or restroom facilities at the Preserve.  Dock accessible to watercraft on Lake Alto and to hikers from the Preserve.  Watercraft launch facilities available at Lake Alto Park (17800 NE 134th Place Waldo FL).

    Trails can be wet and seasonally flooded. Alligators may be present.

    No potable water available.

    No removing, killing or harassing of wildlife without written permission from Alachua County.

    Trail maps are available at the Preserve or you can request a brochure by emailing the link on our contact page. Brochures are available in alternate format by request.


  • Contact

    • Lake Alto Preserve
    • North Trail 14500 NE County Road 1471 Waldo FL--South Trail 18795 NE 132nd Avenue
    • Waldo, FL 32694
    • 352-264-6868
    • Map

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