Alachua County Re-Opens Barr Hammock Preserve - South Trailhead for Public Use

The Alachua County Barr Hammock Preserve South Trailhead (300 S.E. 175th Avenue, Micanopy) has re-opened for public use beginning Friday, December 23, 2022. The land management activities prompting the trail closure have been completed. 

All Alachua County Preserves with public access are now open for public use.

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 Office of Land Conservation and Management’s Barr Hammock Preserve Manager Mike Nelson at 352-264-6848 or

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