PALATKA, Fla., Aug. 30, 2019 — The St. Johns River Water Management District will close all its public lands districtwide at noon on Saturday, Aug. 31, in advance of Hurricane Dorian to ensure public and land management staff safety. Additionally, the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive will not be open this weekend.
All district lands will remain closed until further notice to allow staff to assess damage on properties, clean up and make any repairs before reopening to public use. Groups with camping reservations and other special use authorizations will be notified by email.
The district owns or manages approximately 737,500 acres of land throughout its 18-county service area. These lands help protect and preserve water resources. They also protect plant and wildlife habitat and provide areas for public recreation and environmental education.
For updates on district lands, visit www.sjrwmd.com/lands/recreation/announcements/. Call the Palatka headquarters switchboard at 800-451-7106 for a recorded message about district operations.