U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closes portions of Lake O
Scenic Trail & Boat Ramp:
The USACE will close
additional portions of the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail
(LOST) as rehabilitation continues on the Herbert Hoover
Dike, the earthen structure surrounding the lake. The
trail and boat ramp are expected to be closed for the
duration of construction, currently estimated to last
about 18 months as of April 11, 2014. In addition to these
new closures, the trail remains closed in various
locations between Moore Haven and South Bay on the south
side of the lake, and between Canal Point and Port Mayaca
on the east side. More information on the Lake Okeechobee
Scenic Trail and a map of current closures can be found at
Repairs have begun on the State Road 207 bike trail in St.
Johns County. The trail will be closed until work is
complete in early 2015.
- The Office of Greenways and Trails (OGT) needs your assistance! We would like to help citizens and visitors to Florida stay informed and involved in the numerous projects and events occurring regularly on greenways and trails throughout our state.
Promoting the economic, health, transportation, recreation and conservation benefits of greenways and trails, as well as providing information to the public about where these opportunities exist, is vital to the success of the Florida Greenways and Trails System.
OGT is asking you to please consider sharing your greenways and trails success stories, upcoming events and calendar announcements. In turn, the information offered may be featured in the Office of Greenways and Trails quarterly
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- Be sure to check out the numerous trail events offered
by Florida state parks every month by clicking
On January 1, find a First Day Hike near
you in one of Florida's state parks. Click on each
district on this
state park events page.
- City of Kissimmee groundbreaking event for the Shingle
Creek Regional Trail Project, Friday, January 9,
10 a.m. behind the Osceola County Welcome Center & History
Museum in Kissimmee.
- Sunday Afternoon Bicycle & Picnic with the
and Trails CSO, January 11, 2:30-5:30
p.m. at West Putnam Recreational Park in Interlachen.
Paddle Florida's Keys Challenge,
Jan. 15-22; 70-mile
paddle from Long Key State Park to Key West with lots of
sun, sand, blue waters and historic railroad bridges in
Horse Endurance Runs: 100 mile, 110 KM and 50 mile
endurance runs on Palatka Lake Butler Trail and Florida
Forest Service unpaved roads, Saturday, February 7, 7 a.m.
- Palatka Bicycle Festival April 18-19,
sponsored by Palatka Main Street and the Putnam Blueways &
Trails CSO. Stay tuned for more details!