Visitors may enjoy hiking, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing on administrative roads and designated trails. Equestrian camping is no longer permitted at R.O. Ranch and there are no restroom facilities. Trails entrance and horse trailer parking is at the Crossway Branch trailhead.
Crossway Branch Trailhead access from Mayo:
Travel 14 miles south on SR 51 turning left onto SE County Road 357 (Hines Hwy); travel 2.2 miles. The entrance to the Crossway Branch trailhead 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.