Visitors may enjoy fishing, as well as biking, hiking, horseback riding and wildlife viewing on administrative roads.
Allen Mill Pond is part of Lafayette Blue Springs State Park. Horseback riding is only permitted on the northern section, which is Allen Mill Pond. Entrance for horse trailers is only through the north entrance Ranger Station. There is a $5 fee with a self-pay kiosk if the ranger station is closed.
Allen Mill Pond from Dowling Park:
Cross the Suwannee River on CR 250, turn left on NW CR 251; travel 8 miles to CR 292, turn left on CR 292; travel 3 miles and the paved road makes a 90° turn to the right, turn right and the north entrance to Lafayette Blue Springs State Park and ranger station is a short distance on the left.
Allen Mill Pond from Mayo:
Travel north on US 27, turn right on CR 292; travel north on CR 292 4 miles and the entrance to Allen Mill Pond is on the right.
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.