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WITHLACOOCHEE QUAIL FARMS

Recreation
On the Withlacoochee Quail Farms Tract visitors may enjoy biking, hiking, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing. The tract is part of the Twin Rivers Wildlife Management Area.

Hunting is allowed in permitted areas only. For more information on hunting, contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at:

386-758-0525
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Website

Access
From Madison:
Travel east on US 90 to CR 6; turn left and travel 6.5 miles to Old Blue Springs Road; turn left and travel north 5 miles; tract access is on the right.

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WITHLACOOCHEE QUAIL FARMS

Recreation
On the Withlacoochee Quail Farms Tract visitors may enjoy biking, hiking, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing. The tract is part of the Twin Rivers Wildlife Management Area.

Hunting is allowed in permitted areas only. For more information on hunting, contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at:

386-758-0525
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Website

Access
From Madison:
Travel east on US 90 to CR 6; turn left and travel 6.5 miles to Old Blue Springs Road; turn left and travel north 5 miles; tract access is on the right.

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WITHLACOOCHEE TRSF

Recreation
Visitors may enjoy biking, hiking, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing on administrative roads. In addition to fishing and hunting.

This tract is part of Twin Rivers State Forest. For more information, call or visit:

386-208-1460
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Website

For more information on hunting, contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at:

386-758-0525
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Website

Access
Withlacoochee Tract from Lee:
Travel north on CR 255, turn right on SR 6; travel east 5 miles, cross the Withlacoochee River turn right on SW 28th Lane; travel south .5 miles and the entrance is on the right.

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WOODS FERRY

Recreation
The Woods Ferry tract features a canoe launch. Visitors may enjoy biking, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing on administrative roads.

Access
Woods Ferry Tract from Live Oak:
Travel north on US 129, turn right on CR 136A, travel 4 miles east on CR 136A, turn left on 57th Drive; travel 1 mile north on 57th Drive. The entrance is straight ahead at the 90° right turn – enter the property on Woods Ferry Path.

Woods Ferry Tract from White Springs:
Travel southwest on CR 136, turn right on CR 136A; travel 3 miles to 57th Drive and turn right. Access to the Jerry Branch tract from White Springs: Travel west on CR 25A, cross I-75, immediately turn left on SE 134th Avenue; travel .25 miles south and the first entrance is on the right; continue south and there are two entrances on the right.

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TURTLE SPRINGS

Recreation
Turtle Springs Tract visitors may enjoy hiking and wildlife viewing. Turtle Springs is a small second magnitude spring set into the river bank.

Access
Access is by river.

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WALKER

Recreation
The Walker Tract visitors may enjoy fishing, as well as biking, hiking, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing. Canoes, kayaks or small boats may be hand launched at the canoe launch. The Walker Tract is part of the Troy Springs Wildlife Management Area and offers small game and turkey hunting.

Hunting is allowed in permitted areas only. For more information on hunting, contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at:

386-758-0525
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Access
Walker Tract from Mayo:
Travel south on US 27 4 miles to NE CR 421, turn left; travel north 1.25 miles past Troy Springs State Park and the tract entrance is on the right. Once past Troy Springs State Park the pavement ends and the road becomes NE Jeff Walker Road.

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WESTWOOD WEST TRSF

Recreation
Visitors may enjoy fishing, as well as biking, hiking, horseback riding, hunting and wildlife viewing on administrative roads.

This tract is part of Twin Rivers State Forest. For more information, call or visit:

386-208-1460
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Website

For more information on hunting, contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at:

386-758-0525
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Website

Note: Hunting is allowed in permitted areas only.

Access
Westwood West tract from Lee:
Travel north on CR 255, turn right on SR 6; travel east 2 miles, turn left on Old Blue Springs Road; travel 5.75 miles north to NE Hickory Grove Road, turn right; travel north 2 miles and the entrance is on the right.

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WESTWOOD WEST TRSF

Recreation
Visitors may enjoy fishing, as well as biking, hiking, horseback riding, hunting and wildlife viewing on administrative roads.

This tract is part of Twin Rivers State Forest. For more information call or visit:

386-208-1460
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Website

For more information on hunting, contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at:

386-758-0525
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Website

Access
Westwood West Tract from Lee:
Travel north on CR 255, turn right on SR 6; travel east 2 miles, turn left on Old Blue Springs Road; travel 5.75 miles north to NE Hickory Grove Road, turn right; travel north 2 miles and the entrance is on the right.

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WHITE SPRINGS

Recreation

White Springs Tract

White Springs includes approximately 1 ½ miles of river frontage along the Suwannee River. White Springs is well known for wild azaleas blooming along the river bank in the spring and its bicycle trail.

The Florida National Scenic Trail (FNST) rambles through the White Springs tract along the river bank on its journey across Florida. The FNST begins at Big Cypress in the Everglades and extends to Gulf Islands National Seashore in the western panhandle.  It shares a treadway with the bicycle trail built and maintained by Suwannee Bicycle Association

White Springs tract contains a range of biodiversity including mesic flatwoods, scrubby flatwoods, wet flatwoods, bottomland forest, dome swamp and basin swamp natural communities at the base of the Cody Enscarpment.  The Cody Scarp is a geomorphologic formation that runs across north and central Florida. It approximates an ancient shoreline of Florida from a time when sea levels were much higher. The Cody Scarp represents the largest continuous topographic break in Florida. For more information about the Cody Scarp, visit mysuwanneeriver.com.

Visitors may enjoy wildlife viewing, fishing, hiking, and biking on administrative roads and designated trails.

Bicycling and Hiking at the White Springs tract

Bridge to Bridge Trail – The 4.5-mile single-track intermediate to challenging trail has plenty of sharp turns, climbs and descents.  It follows the river for more than a mile with many scenic overlooks.  Experienced off-road riders with good technical riding skills will enjoy this trail.  It easily connects to the Gar Pond Trail on the Gar Pond tract and the Beast of Burden Trail on the Little Shoals tract for longer rides.

Florida National Scenic Trail -From Suwannee River Wayside Park Trailhead hikers will enter the District owned White Springs tract. The 3.5-mile trail passed through scrubby oaks, saw palmetto and pines along the Suwannee River.  It exits the tract at the Adams Memorial Circle Trailhead. From there hikers will have opportunity to road walk through Historic Downtown White Springs to Stephen Foster Culture Center State Park.  On the White Springs tract hikers, will share portions of the trail with bicycles.  For a loop trail the hiker can follow the administrative road (5 miles total) back through the tract or follow the sidewalk (4.5 miles total) along US 41 back to the Suwannee River Wayside Park Trailhead

Access
White Springs tract from White Springs:
Travel south on US 41, turn right on Adams Memorial Circle, go past Riverside Cemetery. The pavement ends and the street becomes dirt; the tract entrance is on the right. The second entrance is at the US 41 boat ramp.