Davenport Landing Trail

 

Davenport Landing Trail

Davenport Landing Trail

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

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This 1.2 mile round-trip interpretive hiking trail leads to a former 19th century steamboat port, where riverboats headed up to Silver Springs would stop for fuel. Along the way, you'll learn about middens along the Ocklawaha River and encounter a Civil War-era gravesite.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: During the summer months, the trail may be somewhat overgrown.
Operational Hours: Dawn to dusk
Fees Free
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Pack it in, pack it out. Leave archaeological artifacts undisturbed.
Closest Towns: Salt Springs is south along SR 19.
Water: None
Restroom: None
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General Information

Accessibility:

FR 74 may be deeply rutted in places and full of puddles after a rain.


Directions:

From SR 19 at the Ocklawaha River (area is unavailable), turn west and drive along FR 74 - a narrow, unimproved road - to the parking area, an open space before you reach the Davenport Landing primitive campsite.


Parking:

Parking is at an open area adjoining a gate blocking access to an old road.


Activities


Hiking

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Day Hiking

The Davenport Landing Trail is a 0.6 mile interpretive walk to a former steamboat landing along the Ocklawaha River (1.2 mile round-trip). Since it is within the river's floodplain area, expect a high concentration of mosquitoes and dress / prepare accordingly.


Nature Viewing

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Outdoor Learning

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