Directions and Parking

Directions to Prairie Creek Lodge

Our street address location (7204 SE County Road 234, Gainesville, FL32641) may not be correct in your navigation application (e.g. TomTom, Apple, Garmin, Nokia, MapQuest, etc.).  We have submitted corrections to the various mapping products.  Because it may take time to push the address correction to your mobile app, we encourage you to take note of the following:  Our driveway is approximately .9 mile SW of the intersection of County Road 234 and Country Road 2082.  Our driveway is exactly 5.8 miles NE of the intersection of County Road 234 andState Road 441 in Micanopy.

From the intersection of University Avenue and Main Street in DowntownGainesville:

Drive east on University Avenue (SR 26) a distance of 1.1 miles; Veer right onto Hawthorne Road (SR 20) and drive 5.2 miles; Turn right onto CR 2082 and drive 1.3 miles; Turn right onto CR 234, cross the Gainesville-Hawthorne Rail Trail, and drive 0.9 miles south; Turn right at the mailbox labeled 7204, and stay straight on the dirt driveway approximately 0.5 miles through the gate and to the Lodge.

From the Intersection of Highway 301 and SR 20 in Hawthorne:

Drive west 7.7 miles on SR 20; Turn left onto CR 234 and drive 1.2 miles; Turn left to continue on CR 234, cross the Gainesville-Hawthorne Rail Trail, and drive 0.9 miles south; Turn right at the mailbox labeled 7204, and stay straight on the dirt driveway approximately 0.5 miles through the gate and to the Lodge.

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From I-75 (Micanopy Exit):

Take Exit 374, turn East onto CR 234 and drive 1.3 miles; Turn right onto Highway 441 and drive 0.7 miles; Turn left onto CR 234 and drive 5.9 miles; Turn left at the mailbox labeled 7204, and stay straight on the dirt driveway approximately 0.5 miles through the gate and to the Lodge.

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Parking info

When you arrive at 7204 S.E. County Road 234 the cemetery is located through the gate immediately on your right. Please keep all vehicle traffic on the main dirt road that runs through the cemetery. There are two parking areas available depending on how you would like to visit:

To Hike into the cemetery: For this option the parking area is located about 300 feet down the road after the right turn through the cemetery entrance gate. You can park anywhere in the grassy area off the road. The trail head is located at the Northeast corner of the grassy parking area. We encourage you to take 10 minutes and hike the beautiful Kathy Cantwell Blue Trail. This trail winds through wonderful mesic hammock and in 1/2 mile you will see a clearing with the cemetery on your left.

To Park in the Cemetery:  For this option, please follow the road for about ½ mile and park at the kiosk you encounter when you reach the open area of the cemetery.