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SJRWMD to temporarily close portion of Lake Apopka North Shore Loop Trail


District will close a portion of Loop Trail at Lake Apopka North Shore beginning June 5

A portion of Lake Apopka North Shore Loop Trail will be closed until further notice.

PALATKA, Fla., June 2, 2023 — The St. Johns River Water Management District will close the Lake Apopka North Shore Loop Trail from Magnolia Park to Conrad Road beginning June 5 until further notice due to construction in the area. Visitors are encouraged to use the entrance located at Lust Road.

The Lake Apopka Loop Trail follows the lake’s edge through the property, covering more than 20 miles and providing hiking and biking opportunities. There are four trailheads for the Loop Trail with restrooms at the Green Mountain, North Shore/McDonald Canal boat ramp and Magnolia Park trailheads and port-a-lets at the historic pump house. No drinking water is provided along the trail.

Construction will not impact the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive, which will be open during regular business hours from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and federal holidays.