The Steinhatchee Springs tract is located in southwestern Lafayette County, northwestern Dixie County, and southeastern Taylor County.
Access to the Steinhatchee Springs tract from Mayo:
Travel south on SR 51 and the tract is on the left side of the road; 1.5 miles south the tract is on both sides of the road.
The natural communities are floodplain swamp, mesic flatwood, and wet flatwood; pine plantation can be found on the Steinhatchee Springs tract. The tract has approximately 5,400 acres of uncut hardwood swamps that are growing within the river floodplain.
Wildlife species include gopher tortoise, American alligator, little blue heron, white ibis, wild hog, swallow-tailed kite, Swainson's warbler, great egret, limpkin, deer, turkey, Florida black bear, and squirrel.
Steinhatchee Springs is a primitive recreation site. Allowable uses are wildlife viewing, fishing, hunting, bicycling, hiking, and horseback riding on administrative roads.
The Steinhatchee Springs tract is part of the Steinhatchee Springs Wildlife Management Area. For more information on hunting, contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at:
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Note: Hunting is allowed in permitted areas only.