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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.

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SULLIVAN TRSF

Recreation
On this primitive site, visitors may enjoy fishing, canoe launch, as well as biking, hiking, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing on administrative roads.

The Sullivan 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

Access
Sullivan tract from Madison:
Travel north on CR 149 to CR 150, turn right; the tract is on the Withlacoochee River.

Size
Sullivan – 376 acres

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SUWANNEE SPRINGS

Recreation
The Suwannee Springs Tract is home to Suwannee Springs Park. The historic park features the old spring house that was built in the 1800s around the sulfur springs. Visitors can swim in the springs, picnic, and enjoy the snow white river sand bars.

Visitors may also enjoy fishing, as well as biking, hiking, and wildlife viewing.

Access
Suwannee Springs Tract:
Travel north on US 129, turn right on 93rd Drive (Old US 129), travel north to 32nd Street, turn right, and follow the street to the parking lot.

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SUWANNEE SPRINGS PARK

Recreation
The Suwannee Springs Park is a historic park featuring the old spring house that was built in the 1800s around the sulfur springs. Visitors can swim in the springs, picnic, and enjoy the snow white river sand bars.

Visitors may also enjoy fishing, as well as biking, hiking, and wildlife viewing on the Suwannee Springs Tract’s administrative roads. Canoes and kayaks may be launched from the Suwannee Springs Launch.

Access
Suwannee Springs Park:
Travel north on US 129, turn right on 93rd Drive (Old US 129), travel north to 32nd Street, turn right, and follow the street to the parking lot.

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STEINHATCHEE SPRINGS

Note: Hunting is allowed in permitted areas only.

Recreation
On this primitive tract, which is part of the Steinhatchee Springs Wildlife Management Area, visitors may enjoy biking, hiking, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing on administrative roads, in addition to fishing and hunting.

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
Steinhatchee Springs tract from Mayo:
Travel south on SR 51 and the tract is on the left side of the road; continue 1.5 miles south and the tract is on both sides of the road.

Size
Steinhatchee Springs – 20,909 acres

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SANTA FE SWAMP

Recreation

The Santa Fe Swamp Tract, part of the Santa Fe Swamp Wildlife and Environmental Area, visitors may enjoy biking, hiking, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing, in addition to 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 Website

Access
Santa Fe Swamp Tract from Starke:
The eastside entrance travel east on SR 100 to SE 11th Avenue, turn right and the entrance to Santa Fe Swamp is .5 miles on the left.

Santa Fe Swamp Tract from Gainesville:
The west entrance travel northeast on SR 26 to US 301, turn left and travel to CR 1471, turn right travel 5.25 miles and the tract first entrance is on the right.

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SANTA FE SWAMP

Recreation

The Santa Fe Swamp Tract, part of the Santa Fe Swamp Wildlife and Environmental Area, visitors may enjoy biking, hiking, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing, in addition to 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 Website

Access
Santa Fe Swamp tract from Starke:
The eastside entrance travel east on SR 100 to SE 11th Avenue, turn right and the entrance to Santa Fe Swamp is .5 miles on the left.

Santa Fe Swamp tract from Gainesville:
The west entrance travel northeast on SR 26 to US 301, turn left and travel to CR 1471, turn right travel 5.25 miles and the tract first entrance is on the right.

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SANTA FE SWAMP

Recreation

The Santa Fe Swamp Tract, part of the Santa Fe Swamp Wildlife and Environmental Area, visitors may enjoy biking, hiking, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing, in addition to 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 Website

Access
Santa Fe Swamp Tract from Starke:
The eastside entrance travel east on SR 100 to SE 11th Avenue, turn right and the entrance to Santa Fe Swamp is .5 miles on the left.

Santa Fe Swamp Tract from Gainesville:
The west entrance travel northeast on SR 26 to US 301, turn left and travel to CR 1471, turn right travel 5.25 miles and the tract first entrance is on the right.