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Mallory Swamp
Size
  • 30,501 acres

 

Location and Access

The Mallory Swamp tract is located in southeastern Lafayette County.

 

Access to the Mallory Swamp tract from Mayo:
Travel south on SR 51 to CR 360, turn left; travel 11 miles southeast on CR 360; the pavement ends and the road becomes dirt (Crapps Tower Road); continue 4 miles to the entrance into Mallory Swamp.

 

Description

Mallory Swamp is a combination of basin swamp, mixed shrub swamp, and mesic flat woods. Due to a large wildfire in 2001, much of Mallory Swamp has unique open vistas of natural grassland with scattered pine and cypress trees. The tract is undergoing a hydrologic and natural communities restoration.

 

Wildlife species include American alligator, white ibis, great egret, wood stork, black bear, wild hog, deer, and turkey.

 

Recreational Activities

The Mallory Swamp tract is a primitive recreation site. Allowable uses are wildlife viewing, fishing, hunting, bicycling, hiking, and horseback riding on administrative roads.

 

There is a designated ATV trail that is open from late April to late September. See the conditions of use and safety guidelines (PDF, 14.6KB). For more information, contact the District office at:

 

Mallory Swamp is part of the Mallory Swamp Wildlife Management Area. For more information on hunting, contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at:

 

Map
Download a PDF version of the:

 

Mallory Swamp Map

 

ATV  Biking  Fishing  Hiking  Riding  Hunting  Wildlife Viewing

Note: Hunting is allowed in permitted areas only.

 

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