The area designated as the southwest region includes portions of Taylor, Lafayette, DiYesie counties as they are encompassed by the Fenholloway and Suwannee rivers. The Steinhatchee River that begins in the wilds of Mallory Swamp and Steinhatchee Springs and winds leisurely through a flat woods ecosystem to the Gulf of Mexico.
Within the three tracts owned and managed by the District, the region offers opportunities to bike, fish, hike, horseback ride, hunt, and view wildlife. Excellent paddling opportunities are available at the numerous river access points.
The southwest is a remote and wilderness-like area. Here, access to District lands is limited due to the lack of roads and the swampy area.
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. Mallory Swamp||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||None||None||Yes|
|2. R.O. Ranch||None||None||None||Yes||Yes||None||Yes||None||Yes|
|3. Steinhatchee Springs||None||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||None||None||Yes|
|4. Steinhatchee Falls||None||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||None||Yes||None||Yes|
|4. Steinhatchee Rise||None||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||None||None||Yes|
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LA Bennett Bridge in Lafayette County on the Steinhatchee Springs Tract is closed until further notice. This bridge crosses the Steinhatchee River. Read On...