In a related story, I found out this weekend that the Office of Greenways and Trails quietly closed their Visitor Center at Buckman Lock for budget savings. This is the northernmost of the two visitor centers they operate, and marks the northern extent of the Florida Black Bear Scenic Byway. In addition to casual visitors who might expect the facility to be open, it affects Florida Trail long-distance hikers who were planning to stop in for restrooms and potable water as they cross Buckman Lock. Hikers can still park there but I don’t know who you ask for permission to leave your car overnight, I’ll see if I can find out.
I checked the DEP Press Office and saw no official announcement of the closure, nor is mention made on the OGT website, but heard about it directly from the manager of the Cross Florida Greenway.