Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive closes in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew

MAITLAND, Fla., Oct. 6, 2016 — Effective immediately, the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive, and all lands owned by the St. Johns River Water Management District, are closed to public access and recreation.

While it’s expected the wildlife drive will reopen Monday, Oct. 10, the area will remain closed until staff have time to assess and clean up properties after the storm to ensure the public’s safety. Information about the reopening of the drive will be available on the district’s social media sites and homepage.

During a storm, the latest information is available on the district’s website at, including links to office closures, flooding information, water levels, links to flood statements and warnings, river stages, local government emergency contacts and other resources.