08-Dec-2002: The old railroad trestle / swing bridge that
spanned the Econlochatchee River has been removed. Construction of a
new multi-use bridge is underway. Thru hikers must detour along CR 419
until futher notice.
18-Nov-2001: New fees are being collected at each entrance
to Little Big Econ State Forest (see rates above). White trail is
closed between the boardwalk and the old railroad grade (Flagler Trail)
due to work being done to remove pine trees infested with the Southern
Pine Beetle. Bridge over the Econlockhatchee River is closed for
19-May-2001: Most of the hiking trails, trail markers and
foot bridges are in good condition. Saw lots of poison ivy
growing along the trails. Hardly any mosquitoes.