The area designated as the northeast region of the District's lands include portions of Madison, Lafayette and Gilchrist Counties and all of Hamilton, Suwannee, and Columbia counties. This region is bound by the Upper and Middle Suwannee, Alapaha, and Withlacoochee rivers. The rivers flow lazily toward the Gulf of Mexico through a maze of cypress trees and towering pines that line the steep river banks and high bluffs.
Within the tracts owned and managed by the District, the region offers opportunities to bicycle, fish, hike, horseback ride, hunt, and view wildlife. The Upper Suwannee and Withlacoochee rivers provide a wilderness-like paddling experience. A favorite pastime in the summer is to spring hop; the Suwannee has over 70 named springs with many found in the Middle Suwannee.
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:November 1, 2017 - White Springs tract will be closed week days until further notice for land management operations. It is open on Saturday and Sunday for recreation opportunities. October 26, 2017 - Goose Pasture Campground will be closed to camping during the general gun hunting season November 4, 2017 - January 22, 2018. The park will be open for day use. August 17, 2017 - The boardwalk at Pot Springs on the Withlacoochee tract in Hamilton County is closed for renovations.