Most District lands are natural areas with no developed recreational facilities. The Public Use Guide lists all District lands and the activities allowed on them.
Tracts listed in the at-a-glance table offer the best recreational opportunities, but all properties are open to exploration by hikers, bikers, and equestrians (except where specifically prohibited).
Public roads are maintained for vehicular travel; however, administrative and seasonal roads are not maintained as recreational facilities, so they should be used at your own risk.
Hunting opportunities are available on the District lands that are designated as Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs).
Some activities, such as group use and canoe camping, require a free Special Use Authorization (SUA), which may be obtained from the District.
District lands are managed to offer high quality family experiences to all visitors. Please follow the rules and reminders listed below so that everyone may enjoy their time in these beautiful natural areas (FAC 40B-9).
Please report all suspicious activities to the District, the local sheriff, or a wildlife officer at 888.404.3922.
Certain natural conditions, plants, or animals encountered on District lands could be dangerous. It is your responsibility to exercise reasonable caution and care in threatening situations or areas.
View a description of What to Expect on District Lands
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 ClosureThe 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.