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Northwest Region
Recreation - Northwest Region

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 biking, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, and 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 Name ATV Icon Biking Icon Fishing Icon Hiking Icon Horseback Riding Icon Hunting Icon Picnicking Icon Swimming Icon Wildlife Viewing Icon
1 Natural Well Branch   X X X X       X
2 Cabbage Creek, Scanlon   X X X X X     X
3 Sneads Lake   X X X X       X
4 Duck Pond, Hartsfield       X         X
  Shelly   X   X X       X
5 Wolf Creek, Seven Bridges   X X X X       X
6 Cuba Bay   X X X X       X
7 Mt. Gilead, Lamont   X X X X X     X
8 Cabbage Grove, Jones Mill Creek   X X X X X   X
9 Goose Pasture   X X X X X X   X
10 Ward Island       X         X
  Mandalay   X   X   X     X

IMPORTANT NOTICES:
September 16, 2016 –  Due to flooding and unsafe conditions created by Hurricane Hermine several roads inside tracts within Suwannee River Water Management District are closed.

Lafayette County
- McCall’s’ Chapel Grade in Mallory Swamp

For information contact Edwin McCook 386-647-3106 or recreation@srwmd.org.

June 23, 2016
- Signs are posted closing portions of the Mill Creek South tract  to the public due to timber harvesting operations.  The tract will be closed until further notice.  For information contact Bob Heeke 386-647-3166 or
recreation@srwmd.org.

January 21, 2016 - Road 55-4 in the Steinhatchee Springs tract located on the west side of SR 51 has been closed to vehicles due to extreme wet conditions.