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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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IMPORTANT NOTICES:

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 EJM@srwmd.org.