The Natural Well Branch tract is located in northwestern Taylor County and is a corridor along the Econfina River with US 19 being the north boundary.
Access to the north end of the tract from Perry:
Travel north on US 19 to Tower Road and turn left; travel south .25 mile, turn left on first graded road (Meatball Express Road); travel south 2 miles and the tract is on the left.
Access from Perry to the south end of tract:
Travel west on US 98, veer right on Salt Road; travel 3.5 miles and the east side of the tract is on the right. Cross the river, turn right on Ralph Whiddon Road; travel north .5 mile and the west side of the tract is on the right.
The Econfina River meanders through the Natural Well Branch tract and at one point goes underground for a few feet forming a natural bridge during low levels and a visible spring where it reappears. The communities found on the Natural Well Branch tract are mesic flat wood, wet flat wood, mixed hardwood, and slash pine plantation communities.
Wildlife species include American alligator, swallow-tailed kite, wild hog, bear, deer, turkey, and squirrel.
The Natural Well Branch tract is a primitive recreation site. Allowable uses are wildlife viewing, fishing, bicycling, hiking, and horseback riding on administrative roads. Many of the river access points provide canoe or small-boat launching.
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April 1, 2015 - The District will be conducting a prescribed fires today on the Steinhatchee Springs tract in southwestern Lafayette County and the Devil's Hammock tract in central Levy 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.