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Greenways and Trail News and Events

See the most recent Greenways and Trails Connections newsletter for news and event information.


Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail

A portion of the Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail, currently has approximately 6 inches of standing water covering parts of the path. Trail users are asked to please use precaution while traveling through the areas. The trail is open to the public and if further details or information is needed please call (850) 487-7989.


Portion of Van Fleet State Trail Temporarily Closed For Repairs

In order to improve the safety and usability of the General James A. Van Fleet State Trail, the Florida Department of Environmental Protectionís Division of Recreation and Parks will temporarily closed the Bay Lake Road section of the central to southern end of the Trail for Trailhead improvements. For a distance of approximately 200 yards south. Trail users are asked to use caution in this area. Public access is still available at the No. Mabel and So. Polk County entrances. It is anticipated the Trail will completely reopen no later than February 2013.


Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail Segment Temporarily Closed

In conjunction with a major rehabilitation of the water control structures of the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has temporarily closed a portion of the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST).  For more information, on LOST closures, please contact the South Florida Operations Office of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers at (863) 983-8101 or visit the USACE Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail web page


Portion of the Palatka-Lake Butler State Trail Closed for Repairs

A portion of the Palatka-Lake Butler State Trail (PLBST) in Putnam County has been temporarily closed for renovations. A one-mile section of paved trail, from CR 315 in Grandin, west to Goodson Prairie Road, is currently closed to public access. The remainder of the paved portion of the PLBST, from west of Keystone Heights to Goodson Prairie Road, just east of State Road 26, remains open to the public.

The 46-mile, Palatka-Lake Butler State Trail which runs through Putnam, Union, Clay and Bradford is being paved in phases by the Florida Department of Transportation, which is currently constructing a 4.1-mile section of trail in Union County and has just begun construction on 4.4 miles of trail from CR 315 east to Holloway Road in Putnam County. With the completion of these projects, approximately one-third of the PLBST (18 miles) will have been paved.


DEP Announcements & Advisories

Last updated: September 19, 2012