The northwest region of the District follows the district boundaries through Jefferson County and portions of both Madison and Taylor counties. The Econfina, Aucilla, and Wacissa rivers flow through the northwest region to the Gulf of Mexico.
Recreational opportunities in this region include
- Horseback riding
- Wildlife viewing
The region provides excellent fishing and paddling opportunities at the numerous river access points. These river corridors provide natural flood protection and good wildlife habitat. The northwest area is remote and wilderness-like area and access to District lands is limited due to the lack of roads and swampy areas.
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.
|Tract||ATVs||Biking||Fishing||Hiking||Horseback Riding||Hunting||Picnicing||Swimming||Wildlife Viewing|
|1. Natural Well Branch||None||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||None||None||None||Yes|
|2. Cabbage Creek, Scanlon||None||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||None||None||Yes|
|3. Sneads Lake||None||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||None||None||None||Yes|
|4. Duck Pond, Hartsfield||None||None||None||Yes||None||None||None||None||Yes|
|5. Wolf Creek, Seven Bridges||None||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||None||None||None||Yes|
|6. Cuba Bay||None||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||None||None||None||Yes|
|7. Mt. Gilead, Lamont||None||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||None||None||Yes|
|8. Cabbage Grove, Jones Mill Creek||None||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||None||None||Yes|
|9. Goose Pasture||None||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||None||Yes|
|10. Ward Island||None||None||None||Yes||None||None||None||None||Yes|
Big Shoals Public Lands (aka Big Shoals State Park and Big Shoals State Forest) Road Closure The Florida Forestry Service has closed Road 2 in Big Shoals Public Lands until further notice due to extreme wet conditions. Read On...