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Apalachicola National Forest temporarily shuts down Silver Lake, Leon Sinks, other facilities

Posted at 11:34 AM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 11:34:21-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Friday, Apalachicola National Forest officials announced that they are temporarily shutting down some facilities to protect visitors and staff amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Effective at noon on Friday, the following facilities on the Apalachicola National Forest will be temporarily shut down until further notice:

· Silver Lake facilities
· Trout Pond facilities
· Spring Hill OHV facilities
· Leon Sinks facilities

As a reminder, forest officials say Camel Lake Day Campground, Camel Lake Day Use Area and Hickory Boat Ramp were closed on March 24.

"OHV, hiking and equestrian trails remain open. Hunting, fishing and dispersed camping are still available. Wood Lake, Porter Landing, Whitehead and Mack Landing also remain open," officials wrote in the release.

For a list of closures, more information and updates, visit