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
- Horseback riding
- 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||ATVs||Biking||Fishing||Hiking||Horseback Riding||Hunting||Picnicing||Swimming||Wildlife Viewing|
|1. Natural Well Branch||None||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||None||None||None||Yes|
|2. Cabbage Creek, Scanlon||None||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||None||None||Yes|
|3. Sneads Lake||None||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||None||None||None||Yes|
|4. Duck Pond, Hartsfield||None||None||None||Yes||None||None||None||None||Yes|
|5. Wolf Creek, Seven Bridges||None||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||None||None||None||Yes|
|6. Cuba Bay||None||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||None||None||None||Yes|
|7. Mt. Gilead, Lamont||None||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||None||None||Yes|
|8. Cabbage Grove, Jones Mill Creek||None||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||None||None||Yes|
|9. Goose Pasture||None||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||None||Yes|
|10. Ward Island||None||None||None||Yes||None||None||None||None||Yes|
The Mallory Swamp ATV Trails closes on September 13, 2020 for hunting season and will reopen on May 1, 2021. Read On...
The Suwannee River Water Management District and Four Rivers Land and Timber Company has closed the Meatball Express Road in northwestern Taylor County for land management activities. Read On...
Individual and small group day use of District lands will continue. However, groups larger than 10 people are prohibited on all District lands as of March 18, 2020. Goose Pasture individual camp and group camp sites are closed as of March 23, 2020. Read On...