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Posted on: August 22, 2022

[ARCHIVED] SRWMD highlights recreational activities with launch of new online map

LIVE OAK, FLA., AUGUST 22, 2022 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) has launched a new District Lands website, which will provide easier access to information about District-owned properties. 

The new website – – provides a more intuitive and user-friendly experience to visitors and residents looking for particular locations in their area, recreational activities offered, and directions for how to visit. 

“Our District lands afford visitors and residents many opportunities to enjoy natural North Florida – fishing, hiking, bicycling, swimming, or just taking in the sights of nature,” said Hugh Thomas, executive director of the District. “While the District acquires properties for conservation and protection, we  make them available for use by the general public. This new online map enhances accessibility for everyone to visit and enjoy them.”  

Visitors to the website will be greeted with an interactive map that highlights the more than 160,000 acres owned by the District, 97 percent of which are open to the public. From there, users can browse District lands, zoom in and out to get a better look at locations, or even search for specific amenities. For example, if a user is looking for recreational fishing opportunities, they can filter locations that only provide that amenity; additionally, specific locations will be featured as some of the best spots in the District for that specific activity. 

Each District land recreation page provides photos, information, and a list of amenities found at that property, and driving directions. Printer-friendly versions are also available for those who want to take a hard copy with them on their travels.  

The new map has also been developed with mobile users in mind – smartphone or tablet users will have the same experience as those using desktops.  

The mission of the Suwannee River Water Management District is to protect and manage water resources using science-based solutions to support natural systems and the needs of the public. The District holds true to the belief of water for nature, water for people. Headquartered in Live Oak, Florida, the District serves 15 surrounding north-central Florida counties. 

For more information about the District, visit or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter, search @SRWMD. 


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