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Lake Eaton Trail


Lake Eaton Trails

Lake Eaton Trails

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Shaded trail near Lake Eaton

Sharing the same parking area as the Lake Eaton Sinkhole Trail, the Lake Eaton Trail provides a 2.3 mile loop from a high point in the Big Scrub to oak and pine hammocks along the shores of Lake Eaton. Several boardwalks and observation decks provide shady spots for birding.

Lake Eaton Trail trailhead Lake Eaton Trail kiosk Lake Eaton Trail scrub habitat Fungi on a rotting log Bear and turkey tracks along a forest road

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Dawn to dusk
Area Amenities: Parking
Fees Free
Closest Towns: The Lake Eaton Trail lies north of Scrambletown and south of Salt Springs off CR 314.
Water: None
Restroom: Available

General Information


Parking is in an unpaved but designated lot.


From Silver Springs, drive west 5 miles to the light at Nuby's Corner, just east of the Ocklawaha River bridge. Turn north on CR 314 and continue 8.6 miles. Slow down as you pass CR 314-A and the side road to the FWC Youth Camp. Turn right onto FR 50, an unimproved road. Go uphill and make the right at the sign for Lake Eaton Trails. The parking area will be on the left.

General Notes:

Access is via unimproved roads which can get deep in soft sand at times.

Restrooms are vault toilets.



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