Three Lakes WMA - Prairie Lakes Unit
Old Trail Notes
- 19-Jan-2008: The tails are all in very good condition. The
sign-in box at the southern end of the loop trail is in pretty bad
shape. There was about an inch of stagnate water inside the box and the
log book was completely saturated.
- 17-Jul-2004: Portions of the north and south loop trails
have been re-blazed using white paint instead of orange. This was done
in order to eliminate some of the confusion that thru-hikers may get
when going through this area without a map. Now there is only one
orange blazed trail, which is officially part of the Florida National
Scenic Trail. Trails are a little wet, especially in the northeast
section, where you may have to wade through about a foot of water.
There's an alternate route (the blue trail), if you don't want to get
your feet wet. A few areas along the trail need lopping and fallen
debris removed, but for the most part the trails are in good condition.
- 08-Oct-2001: The trail section that heads south towards
State Road 60 is little overgrown particularly around the old railroad
grade. Blazes are in good shape but are sometimes blocked from view by
low lying tree branches. Everything is high and dry until you cross
over into Three Lakes WMA.
- 25-Mar-2001: Tree harvesting in the northeast section could
make it difficult to follow the trail. Most of the trees in this area
were removed. Trail blazes were in good shape. As usually, hogs have
made a mess of things in the northwest section. Overall the trails are
in good condition. The place has not seen much rain in a while so
things are a bit dry out there. The canals are pretty much dried up and
the lakes are at a very low level. No need to worry about bugs. There
are none. Enjoy it while it lasts!