San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park

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San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
San Felasco Hammock entr01.jpg
Entrance to San Felasco Hammock State Park
Map showing the location of San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park
Map showing the location of San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park
LocationAlachua County, Florida, USA
Nearest cityAlachua, Florida
Coordinates29°43′44″N 82°26′31″W / 29.72889°N 82.44194°W / 29.72889; -82.44194Coordinates: 29°43′44″N 82°26′31″W / 29.72889°N 82.44194°W / 29.72889; -82.44194
Area6,500 acres[1]
Governing bodyFlorida Department of Environmental Protection
DesignatedDecember 1974

San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park is a Florida State Park in Alachua County, Florida. It is located northwest of Gainesville, Florida on CR 232 (Millhopper Road), just south of the town of Alachua.

Fauna

Among the wildlife of the park are feral pigs, bobcats, white-tailed deer, gray foxes, wild turkeys and many species of songbirds.

Flora

Many species of hardwood trees, the sandhill, hydric hammock and swamp plant communities, including rare plants.[1]

History

In the 18th and 19th centuries this was a plantation owned by the Sanchez family. None of the original buildings remain.

Recreational activities

Activities include hiking, biking, horseback riding and nature viewing.

Amenities include 20 mi (32 km) of single-track bike, horse, and nature trails.

Hours

Florida state parks are open between 8 a.m. and sundown every day of the year.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b [1] "Florida State Parks — SAN FELASCO HAMMOCK STATE PRESERVEh", Retrieved 2011-12-06

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