The Avoca and Jennings Bluff tracts are located in northeastern Hamilton County. Access to the Avoca tract is by river.
Access to the Jennings Bluff tract from Jennings:
Travel south on US 41, turn left on NW 25th Lane; travel approximately 2 miles east and the entrance is on the left.
Access to the Jennings Bluff tract from Jasper:
Travel north on US 41, turn right on NW 25th Lane; travel approximately 2 miles east and the entrance is on the left.
The Avoca natural communities are floodplain forest, upland mixed forest, and slope forest.
The Jennings Bluff tract has upland hardwood forest, hydric hammock, open field, scrubby flat woods, and sandhill. Dead River on the Jennings Bluff tract terminates in a sink that at certain water levels intercepts the entire flow of the Alapaha River. The Jennings Bluff Cemetery is on the eastern boundary of the property.
Wildlife species include gopher tortoise, Cooper's hawk, deer, turkey, and squirrel. Plant species that can be viewed are the atamasco lily and needle palm.
The Avoca tract is a primitive recreation site accessed by the public only by river.
The Jennings Bluff tract has a canoe launch and is a part of The Great Florida Birding Trail.
Allowable uses on the Jennings Bluff tract are wildlife viewing, fishing, bicycling, hiking, and horseback riding on administrative roads.
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May 28, 2015 - The District will be conducting a prescribed fire on the Santa Fe River Ranch tract in Alachua County. For the safety of recreational users, public access to burn areas will be closed during burning operations. Contact Scott Gregor, Natural Resource Specialist at 386.362.8130 for additional information.