The Owens Spring, Adams, and Walker tracts are located in northeastern Lafayette County.
The Little River Tract is located in southwestern Suwannee County.
Access to the Owens Spring tract from Mayo:
Travel south on US 27 to NE CR 410, turn left; travel east 2.5 miles and the entrance is on the left.
Access to the Adams tract:
At the 90° left turn on NE CR 410; continue straight on the dirt road 100 yards to the entrance.
Access to the Walker tract:
Continue 4 miles south on US 27 to NE CR 421, turn left; travel north 1.25 miles past Troy Springs State Park and the tract entrance is on the right. Once past Troy Springs State Park the pavement ends and the road becomes NE Jeff Walker Road.
Access to the Little River Tract from Branford:
Travel north to O'Brien, turn left on CR 349; travel 3.5 miles west and the entrance is on the left.
The natural communities in these areas are primarily sandhill, floodplain swamp, pine plantation, and bottom land forest.
Wildlife species include Florida mouse, gopher tortoise, deer, turkey, and squirrel.
Recreation opportunities are wildlife viewing, fishing, hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding on administrative roads. The Adams tract is part of the Troy Springs Wildlife Management Area and offers small game hunting; the Little River tract is part of the Little River Wildlife Management Area and is a quota hunt area for deer, hog, and small game. For more information on hunting, contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at:
The Adams tract river camp is the last river camp before reaching the Town of Branford. It provides five sleeping platforms, a picnic pavilion, restrooms with hot showers, and a group camping area. For more information on the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail call:
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Note: Hunting is allowed in permitted areas only.
April 25-26, 2015 - The District will be conducting a prescribed fire on the Santa Fe River Ranch tract in northwest Alachua County. For the safety of recreational users, public access to burn areas will be closed during burning operations. Contact Scott Gregor, Natural Resource Specialist at 386.362.8130 for additional information.Road ClosureThe L. A. Bennett (South Canal) Road in the Steinhatchee Springs tract in southern Lafayette County will be closed to all traffic on April 29, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The District will be repairing the bridge over the Steinhatchee River. For more information contact Edwin McCook, Land Management Specialist 386.647.3106 or by email EJM@srwmd.org.