Great Florida Birding Trail

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The Great Florida Birding Trail has approximately 2,000 miles of trails from the Florida panhandle to the Keys. Trails are located on public lands where you may enjoy the sights and sounds of nature along the self-guided routes.

Don't know your way around to the sites? There are four guide books that provide detailed directions, maps, and habitat type of the lands within the birding trail system. Download the West Florida guide book (PDF) (2.95MB), which covers much of the north-central area of the state or visit the Great Florida Birding Trail website to learn more about this exciting and beautiful resource.

The Suwannee River Water Management District has designated the following tracts as part of the Birding Trail:

*Both the Ellaville and Sullivan tracts are part of Twin Rivers State Forest.

  1. Mallory Swamp ATV Trail

    The Mallory Swamp ATV Trails closes on September 13, 2020 for hunting season and will reopen on May 1, 2021. Read On...
  2. Natural Well Branch Tract Access Road Closure

    The Suwannee River Water Management District and Four Rivers Land and Timber Company has closed the Meatball Express Road in northwestern Taylor County for land management activities. Read On...
  3. 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...