Ruth Springs, Branford Bend

Ruth Springs, Branford Bend
Ruth Springs, Branford Bend Map

Allowable Activities

BicyclingFishingHikingRidingRidingWildlife Viewing

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Recreation

Visitors may enjoy biking, hiking, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing on administrative roads, in addition to fishing and small game 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.

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

The Ruth Springs tract has a canoe launch. The Branford Bend tract is a primitive recreation site.

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.

Branford Bend tract from Branford:

Travel north on US 129, the entrance is on the left approximately 1 mile north of the intersection of US 27 and US 129.

Size

  • Ruth Springs – 649 acres
  • Branford Bend – 1,025 acres
  1. Gar Pond Tract Closed Mondays - Fridays

    The Gar Pond Tract is closed Mondays through Fridays for land management activities. Read On...
  2. District Tract Access Temporarily Limited to Public Due to COVID-19

    Individual and small group day use of District lands will continue. However, groups larger than 10 people are prohibited on all District lands as of March 18, 2020. Goose Pasture individual camp and group camp sites are closed as of March 23, 2020. Read On...
  3. Closure of District Lands in Lake City on Country Club Road.

    District lands in Lake City on Country Club Road are closed to public access. Read On...