Big Shoals Public Land is owned by three agencies Florida Department of Environmental Protection (Big Shoals State Park), Florida Forest Service (Big Shoals State Forest), Suwannee River Water Management District and managed as Big Shoals Public Lands. For information on Big Shoals State Park and Big Shoals State Forest contact:
Big Shoals State Park Website
Big Shoals State Forest Website
Big Shoals offers 28 miles of trails, including the paved multi-purpose Woodpecker Trail, and a canoe launch for the outdoor enthusiast. Here you can view the only stretch of major whitewater rapids in Florida.
Visitors may enjoy biking, hiking, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing on administrative roads. Hunting is allowed on the Big Shoals tract, which is part of the Big Shoals Wildlife Management Area.
For more information on hunting, contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at:
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Website
Note: Hunting is allowed in permitted areas only.
Big Shoals Public Lands from White Springs:
Travel north from White Springs on CR 135 and turn right into the Little Shoals entrance or continue 2 miles north on CR 135 and turn right on SE 94th Street (Old Goodwin Bridge Road), which ends at the second entrance into Big Shoals Public Lands.