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Avoca, Jennings Bluff

Size

  • Avoca – 126 acres
  • Jennings Bluff – 500 acres

 

Location and Access

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.

 

Description

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.

 

Recreational Activities

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.

 

Map

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Avoca, Jennings Bluff Map

 

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IMPORTANT NOTICES:

December 18, 2014 - The District will be burning at Woods Ferry tract today near Live Oak in Suwannee County. For the safety of recreatioal users access may be restricted. Contact Scott Gregor, Natural Resource Specialist at 386.362.8310 for additional information.

Prescribed Burn at Mallory Swamp

Weather permitting, the District will be conducting prescribed burns in the Mallory Swamp Wildlife Management Area from 12/8 -1/31. For the safety of recreational users, public access is restricted. Contact Scott Gregor, Natural Resource Specialist, at 386.362.8310 for additional information.