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Cabbage Creek, Scanlon


  • Cabbage Creek – 2,387 acres
  • Scanlon  – 623


Location and Access

The Cabbage Creek and Scanlon tracts are located in northwestern Taylor County and are a corridor along the Econfina River bordering US 98.


Access to the Cabbage Creek tract from Perry:
Travel west on US 98, turn right into the boat ramp parking lot.


Access to the west side of the tract:
Travel across the river on US 98, turn right on the Loughridge Grade (the first road to the right) and the tract is on the right.


Access from Perry to the north entrance:
Travel west on US 98, veer right on Salt Grade; travel 3.5 miles and the entrance is on the left.


Access to the Scanlon tract:
From Perry, travel west approximately 16 miles on US 98 and the entrance is on the left before crossing the Econfina River.



The communities found on the Cabbage Creek and Scanlon tracts are mixed hardwood forest, floodplain forest, floodplain swamp, bottom land forest, and pine plantation.


Wildlife species include gopher tortoise, swallow-tailed kite, wild hog, deer, turkey, bear, and squirrel.


Recreational Activities

The Cabbage Creek and Scanlon tracts are general recreation sites. Allowable uses are wildlife viewing, fishing, hunting, bicycling, hiking, and horseback riding on administrative roads. Many of the river access points provide canoe or small-boat launching.


The tracts are part of the Lower Econfina River Wildlife Management Area.


For more information on hunting, contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at:




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April 25-26, 2015 - The District will be conducting a prescribed fire on the Santa Fe River Ranch tract in northwest 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.

Road Closure
The L. A. Bennett (South Canal) Road in the Steinhatchee Springs tract in southern Lafayette County will be closed to all traffic on April 29, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The District will be repairing the bridge over the Steinhatchee River. For more information contact Edwin McCook, Land Management Specialist 386.647.3106 or by email