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Recreation

The Suwannee River Water Management District acquires lands for flood control, water quality protection, and natural resource conservation. Once these lands are brought under the District's management, they are made available for public use and enjoyment every day of the year.

The District's land management strategies are designed to ensure a balance between public access, general public recreational purposes, and restoration and protection of the natural state and condition.

Whether you want to hunt or fish, hike or bike, ride a horse, or hitch a buggy, you will find an area that is right for you. Some offer parking areas and marked trails, others are so remote they can be reached only by canoe or small boat.

Due to the sensitive nature of soils and natural communities found within the river floodplain, most District tracts are managed to provide natural or "wilderness-type" experiences. Normal access is by foot, bicycle, or horse from parking areas near the entrances. Vehicle access is limited to existing road networks already in place when a tract is acquired.

Here you are your own tour guide, free to explore natural lands and waterways – including the legendary Suwannee River.

Fees for the use of District land must be approved by the Governing Board and incorporated by reference into 40B-9 (F.S.), the rule governing acquisition and management of District lands.

Fee Schedule (PDF, 6.34KB)


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IMPORTANT NOTICES:

December 18, 2014 - The District will be burning at Woods Ferry tract today near Live Oak in Suwannee County. For the safety of recreatioal users access may be restricted. Contact Scott Gregor, Natural Resource Specialist at 386.362.8310 for additional information.

Prescribed Burn at Mallory Swamp

Weather permitting, the District will be conducting prescribed burns in the Mallory Swamp Wildlife Management Area from 12/8 -1/31. For the safety of recreational users, public access is restricted. Contact Scott Gregor, Natural Resource Specialist, at 386.362.8310 for additional information.