The area designated as the southwest region includes portions of Taylor, Lafayette, Dixie counties as they are encompassed by the Fenholloway and Suwannee rivers. The Steinhatchee River that begins in the wilds of Mallory Swamp and Steinhatchee Springs and winds leisurely through a flat woods ecosystem to the Gulf of Mexico.
Within the three tracts owned and managed by the District, the region offers opportunities to bike, fish, hike, horseback ride, hunt, and view wildlife. Excellent paddling opportunities are available at the numerous river access points.
The southwest is a remote and wilderness-like area. Here, access to District lands is limited due to the lack of roads and the swampy area.
District lands are numbered and circled in blue on the map above. Select one of these numbers or their corresponding links in the table below for a description and map of each tract.
IMPORTANT NOTICES:August 16, 2018 - Devil's Hammock in Levy County has reopened after closure from recent flooding.July 24, 2018 - Boat/Canoe camping special use authorizations are suspended on the 47 Bridge tract due to flooding.July 24, 2018 - The Ellaville Tract
Trailwalker Trail, trailhead, and public access on the south side of Highway 90
near the Suwannee River in Madison County is closed due to timber harvesting
operations until further notice.April 24, 2018 - The Bay Creek tract has been closed to vehicles until further notice due to extreme wet conditions.August 17, 2017 - The boardwalk at Pot Springs on the Withlacoochee tract in Hamilton County is closed for renovations.