LIVE OAK, FLA., March 26, 2020 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will keep District-managed recreation lands open for individual and small group day use in its 15-county region to provide the public with recreational opportunities. Spring is a great time to enjoy District public lands. However, all campgrounds and campsites remain closed but are open for day use.
Recreational users are reminded to follow the direction of Governor DeSantis and to uphold Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidance to practice social distancing by avoiding gatherings larger than 10 people and distancing themselves a minimum of six feet from others.
As long as recreational users follow this guidance, the District will be able to provide recreational opportunities while protecting public health and safety associated with the spread of COVID-19, unless otherwise directed by an emergency order.
The District and its partners have acquired more than 160,000 acres of conservation lands primarily through the state's land acquisition programs to protect the Suwannee Valley region's water resources. Approximately 99 percent of this land is open for public recreation. Many of these lands are maintained directly by the District and offer a more natural experience, while some of these properties are managed as county and state parks and offer a broader range of amenities.
For more information on District recreation lands, visit www.MySuwanneRiver.com/Recreation