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Ruth Springs, Branford Bend
Ruth Springs, Branford Bend

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Recreation

Visitors may enjoy biking, hiking, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing on administrative roads, in addition to fishing and small game hunting at the Ruth Springs tract, which is part of the Troy Springs Wildlife Management Area. Visitors may also enjoy swimming at Lafayette County's Ruth Springs Park, located within the tract.

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

The Ruth Springs tract has a canoe launch.

The Branford Bend tract is a primitive recreation site.

Access

Ruth Springs tract from Branford:
Travel west on US 27, turn right on NE CR 421; travel north 1 mile and the Ruth Springs tract entrance is on the right. Access from Mayo: Travel east on US 27, turn left on NE CR 421; travel 1 mile and the entrance is on the right.

Branford Bend tract from Branford:
Travel north on US 129, the entrance is on the left approximately 1 mile north of the intersection of US 27 and US 129.

Size
  • Ruth Springs – 649 acres
  • Branford Bend – 1,025 acres
IMPORTANT NOTICES:
Prescribed Fire Notices:

Prescribed fire Operations will be conducted on the following tract(s) on 1/18/2018:

The Santa Fe Swamp tract in Bradford County. Prescribed fire activities will be conducted in the northeastern section of the tract.

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.