Alachua County Temporarily Closes Levy Loop Trail at Barr Hammock Preserve for Annual Maintenance Activities

The Alachua County Barr Hammock Preserve Levy Loop Trail (14920 S.E. 11th Drive, Micanopy) will be temporarily closed for annual maintenance activities. Depending on the weather, the closure is expected to remain in effect through Friday, August 18, 2023. During this time, the annual toe-of-slope mowing will occur around the levee. Trail closure was identified as the best way to protect public safety during this annual maintenance activity.

For visitor safety, the public is expected to observe all closure signs. Unauthorized persons may be cited for trespass. When work is completed, the County will remove the closure signs and advise the public that the trail is open again. 

The Barr Hammock- South trailhead (300 S.E. 175th Avenue, Micanopy) remains open with 20 miles of trails for pedestrians, equestrians, and bicycles.

The nearly 6,000-acre Barr Hammock Preserve is actively managed through the Alachua County Forever Program, the voter-approved initiative to acquire, improve and manage environmentally sensitive lands to protect water resources, wildlife habitat, and natural areas suitable for resource-based recreation. The referendum was first passed in November 2000. It was funded again by the voters in 2008, 2016, and 2022 with the Wild Spaces and Public Places Referendum.


For more information, contact the Alachua County Environmental Protection Department Land Conservation and Management Program’s Barr Hammock preserve manager Mike Nelson at 352-264-6848 or mnelson@alachuacounty.us.

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