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Parts of Loop Trail closing at Lake Apopka North Shore


The St. Johns River Water Management District will begin a shoreline stabilization project along the Apopka Beauclair Canal Nov. 27 through April 2024. During this time, a portion of the Lake Apopka Loop Trail within the Lake Apopka North Shore will be closed. Signage will be visibly posted at the trailheads of the affected routes.

The Lake Apopka Loop Trail spans over 20 miles, hugging the lake's edge and providing extensive opportunities for hiking and biking enthusiasts. The trail features four primary trailheads, offering restroom facilities at the Green Mountain, North Shore/McDonald Canal boat ramp, and Magnolia Park trailheads. Additionally, port-a-lets are available at the historic pump house. Please be aware that there are no drinking water facilities along the trail.

Additionally, resurfacing of the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive from the Unit One Pump (intersection of Lake Level and Interceptor) to the Jones Avenue exit will begin on Dec. 5. Work is anticipated to be complete by the end of the week and will not impact the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive, operating during regular business hours from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and federal holidays.

For the most up-to-date list of open District properties, visit our website at www.sjrwmd.com/meetings-announcements

About the St. Johns River Water Management District

St. Johns River Water Management District staff are committed to ensuring the sustainable use and protection of water resources for the benefit of the people of the district and the state of Florida. The St. Johns River Water Management District is one of five districts in Florida managing groundwater and surface water supplies in the state. The district encompasses all or part of 18 northeast and east-central Florida counties. District headquarters are in Palatka, and staff are also available to serve the public at service centers in Apopka, Jacksonville, and Palm Bay.

For more information about the District, please visit www.sjrwmd.com.

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