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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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RUTH SPRINGS

Recreation
Visitors may enjoy biking, hiking, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing on administrative roads, in addition to fishing, small game, and turkey hunting at the Ruth Springs Tract, which is part of the Troy Springs Wildlife Management Area. Visitors may also enjoy swimming at Lafayette County’s Ruth Springs Park, located within the tract. Canoes, kayaks, and small boats may be hand launched from the Ruth Springs Launch.

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
Ruth Springs Tract from Branford:
Travel west on US 27, turn right on NE CR 421; travel north 1 mile and the Ruth Springs tract entrance is on the right. Access from Mayo: Travel east on US 27, turn left on NE CR 421; travel 1 mile and the entrance is on the right.

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MATTAIR SPRINGS

Recreation
Mattair Springs has two marked horse trails. The perimeter trail is marked with white diamonds and the interior trail is marked with yellow diamonds; the blue diamonds are a shortcut back to the parking area.

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

Access
Mattair Springs tract from Live Oak:
Travel north on US 129, turn right on CR 136A; travel east 1 mile to 85th Road; travel north 1 mile, turn right on 75th Drive. The entrance to the Mattair Springs tract is approximately 1 mile on the left.

Size
Mattair Springs – 1,188 acres

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FALLING CREEK FALLS

Recreation
Falling Creek Falls is one of the District’s gems. During normal water levels the creek roars over a 10-foot waterfall and flows under Falling Creek Road through a deep ravine before going underground.

The park area is managed through a partnership with Columbia County. For park information, contact Columbia County. The District portion of the tract can be access through the county park.

386-758-2123
Columbia County Florida Website

Access
Falling Creek Falls Tract from Lake City:
Travel north on US 41, pass under I-10, turn right on NW Falling Creek Road; travel 1 mile. The park is on the right before crossing the creek.

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FALLING CREEK FALLS PARK

Recreation
Falling Creek Falls is one of the District’s gems. During normal water levels the creek roars over a 10-foot waterfall and flows under Falling Creek Road through a deep ravine before going underground. Amenities at the park is are picnic pavilions, boardwalk to the falls, and historic building. Visitors may enjoy hiking, picnicking, and wildlife viewing.

The park area is managed through a partnership with Columbia County. For park information, contact Columbia County at:

386-758-2123
Columbia County Florida Website

Access
Falling Creek Falls tract from Lake City:
Travel north on US 41, pass under I-10, turn right on NW Falling Creek Road; travel 1 mile. The park is on the right before crossing the creek.

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FALMOUTH SPRING

Recreation
On the Falmouth Spring may enjoy biking, hiking, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing on administrative roads.

Access
Falmouth Spring tract from Live Oak:
Travel west on US 90 to the community of Falmouth. The entrance into Falmouth Spring is on US 90; turn left approximately 100 yards past 185th Road and the driveway leads to a parking area.

Size
276 acres

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CHRISTIAN

Recreation
The Christian Tract north river access point provides a canoe launch, and the south parking area overlooks Shirley Springs. Visitors may enjoy fishing, as well as biking, hiking, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing on administrative roads.

Access
Christian Tract from Live Oak:
Travel SR 51 south, turn right on CR 250; travel 10 miles to 225th Road, turn left; travel 3 miles, turn right on 132nd Street; travel 1 mile to 233rd Road, cross the road to the entrance of the Christian Tract.

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ADAMS

Recreation
On the Adams Tract visitors may enjoy fishing, as well as biking, hiking, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing. The Adams 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
Adams tract from Mayo:
Travel east from Mayo on US 27 to CR 41o, turn left and at the 90° left turn on NE CR 410; continue straight on the dirt road 100 yards to the entrance.

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ADAMS

Recreation
On the Adams Tract visitors may enjoy fishing, as well as biking, hiking, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing. The Adams 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
Adams tract from Mayo:
Travel east from Mayo on US 27 to CR 41o, turn left and at the 90° left turn on NE CR 410; continue straight on the dirt road 100 yards to the entrance.