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LAKE ALTO

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Recreation
The Lake Alto 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
Lake Alto Tract from Gainesville:
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 left.

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LAKE ALTO PRESERVE

Lake Alto Preserve Tract is co-owned by the Suwannee River Water Management District and Alachua County. The Preserve is managed by Alachua County as part of the Lake Alto Preserve. Recreation activities are wildlife viewing, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding on roads and trails.

352-264-6868

Alachua County Parks and Open Space

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ELLAVILLE

Note: Hunting is allowed in permitted areas only.

Recreation
On this tract, which is part of Twin Rivers State Forest, visitors may enjoy biking, hiking, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing on administrative roads, in addition to fishing and hunting. 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

The Florida National Scenic Trail traverses the Ellaville tract before exiting the Suwannee region and heading west.

Access
Ellaville tract from Madison:
Travel east on US 90; the entrance is on the right before crossing the river.


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ELLAVILLE

Note: Hunting is allowed in permitted areas only.

Recreation
On this tract, which is part of Twin Rivers State Forest, visitors may enjoy biking, hiking, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing on administrative roads, in addition to fishing and hunting. 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

The Florida National Scenic Trail traverses the Ellaville tract before exiting the Suwannee region and heading west.

Access
Ellaville tract from Madison:

Travel east on US 90; the entrance is on the right before crossing the river.

Size
Ellaville – 4,285 acres

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CABBAGE CREEK

Recreation
Visitors may enjoy biking, hiking, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing. in addition to fishing and hunting. Many of the river access points provide launches for canoes or small boats. Cabbage Creek Tract is part of the Lower Econfina River Wildlife Management Area.

The Econfina River traverses the tract from the north boundary to the southern boundary.  The river’s 239-square mile basin drains part of the Big Bend Region.  Its headwaters in San Pedro Bay the Econfina River’s character changes dramatically as it winds 44-miles through upland forests and meanders downstream to the palm-fringed salt marshes of the Gulf of Mexico.

The name “Econfina” derives from the Creek ekana, which means “earthy”, and feno, which means “bridge” or “foot log”. This name may refer to a natural bridge over the river in the Natural Well Branch Tract.

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
Cabbage Creek Tract from Perry:
Travel west 16 miles on US 98, turn right into the boat ramp parking lot.

West Entrance from Perry:
Travel across the river on US 98, turn right on the Loughridge Grade (the first road to the right) and the tract is on the right.

North Entrance from Perry:
Travel west on US 98, veer right on Salt Grade; travel 3.5 miles and the entrance is on the left.

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CABBAGE CREEK

Recreation


Visitors may enjoy biking, hiking, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing on administrative roads, in addition to fishing and hunting. Many of the river access points provide launches for canoes or small boats. Cabbage Creek Tract is part of the Lower Econfina River Wildlife Management Area.

The Econfina River traverses the tract from the north boundary to the southern boundary.  The river’s 239-square mile basin drains part of the Big Bend Region.  Its headwaters in San Pedro Bay, the Econfina River’s character changes dramatically as it winds 44-miles through upland forests and meanders downstream to the palm-fringed salt marshes of the Gulf of Mexico.

The name “Econfina” derives from the Creek ekana, which means “earthy”, and feno, which means “bridge” or “foot log”. This name may refer to a natural bridge over the river in the Natural Well Branch Tract.

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

Cabbage Creek Tract from Perry:

Travel west 16 miles on US 98, turn right into the boat ramp parking lot.

West Entrance from Perry:

Travel across the river on US 98, turn right on the Loughridge Grade (the first road to the right) and the tract is on the right.

North Entrance from Perry:

Travel west on US 98, veer right on Salt Grade; travel 3.5 miles and the entrance is on the left.

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DEVIL’S HAMMOCK

Recreation
Public use is managed by the Levy County. Visitors may enjoy biking, hiking, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing on administrative roads, in addition fishing and hunting. A picnic pavilion is available at the river camp.

352-486-5127

Levy County

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
Devil’s Hammock Tract from Bronson:
Travel west on SR 24 and the tract is on the right. There are four entrances into the property: the Southwest Trailhead, Parker Field, River Camp, and the Hunter Check Station.

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ELLAVILLE

Note: Hunting is allowed in permitted areas only.

Recreation
On this tract, which is part of Twin Rivers State Forest, visitors may enjoy biking, hiking, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing on administrative roads, in addition to fishing and hunting. 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

The Florida National Scenic Trail traverses the Ellaville tract before exiting the Suwannee region and heading west.

Access
Ellaville tract from Madison:
Travel east on US 90; the entrance is on the right before crossing the river.

Size
Ellaville – 4,285 acres

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BAY CREEK

Recreation
On the Bay Creek Tract visitors may enjoy biking, hiking, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing on administrative roads.

Access
Bay Creek Tract from Lake City:
Travel north on US 441, turn left on Cone Bridge Road; the parking lot is on the right.

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BAY CREEK

Recreation
On the Bay Creek Tract visitors may enjoy biking, hiking, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing on administrative roads.

Access
Bay Creek tract from Lake City:
Travel north on US 441, turn left on Cone Bridge Road; the parking lot is on the right.