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:
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.