Prairie Creek Lodge

7204 SE CR 234
Gainesville, FL 32641

Our street address location may not work correctly in your navigation application (e.g. TomTom, Apple, Garmin, Nokia, Google, etc).  We have submitted corrections to the various mapping products. Besides Google Maps, please review the written directions below.

 

Directions:

From University Ave. and Main Street in Downtown Gainesville:

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 turn into our driveway there are two gates you can follow:

  • the gate directly in front of you will take you to Prairie Creek Lodge and our office
  • the gate on your immediate right will take you into the cemetery

When visiting the cemetery please keep all vehicle traffic on Cemetery Lane, the main dirt road that runs through the cemetery. There are two available parking areas:

To Hike Into The Cemetery:

After passing through the right-hand gate to head into the cemetery, follow the road about 300 feet. The parking area is located about 300 feet down the road. You can park anywhere in the grassy area off the road along the fence line. The trail head is located just past the gap in the fence for cars on the left. We encourage you to take 10 minutes and hike the beautiful Kathy Cantwell Trail (Blue Trail). This trail winds through wonderful mesic hammock and in ½ mile crosses Cemetery Lane, where you can turn left to enter the cemetery.

To Park in the Cemetery: 

After passing through the right-hand gate to head into the cemetery, follow the road for about
½ mile, through the first pasture and past the fence. When the road curves to the left and the trees open up, parking is available on the left side of the road before the kiosk.