The Sugar Creek tract is located in southern Hamilton County on the east and west side of US 129.
The Suwannee Springs tract is in northern Suwannee County. Its western boundary is 93rd Drive (Old US 129).
The Linville tract is in northern Suwannee County; its western boundary is the Suwannee Springs tract and its northern boundary is the Suwannee River.
Access to the Sugar Creek tract from Live Oak:
Travel north on US 129, cross the Suwannee River, turn left on SW 79th Terrace. The entrance is on the left under the power lines.
Access to the Suwannee Springs tract:
Travel north on US 129, turn right on 93rd Drive (Old US 129), travel north to 32nd Street, turn right, and follow the street to the parking lot.
Access to the Linville tract:
Travel north on US 129, turn right on 40th Street; travel east .5 mile. The entrance is on the left.
The Suwannee Springs and Linville tracts are sandhill and upland mixed forest. Sugar Creek is primarily xeric hammock; other natural communities are floodplain forest, mixed forest, floodplain swamp, scrubby flat woods, and slope forest.
Wildlife species include gopher tortoise, gopher frog, Suwannee cooter, deer, turkey, and squirrel.
The Suwannee Springs tract is a featured recreation site. The historic park features the old spring house that was built in the 1800s around the sulfur springs. Visitors can swim in the springs, picnic, and enjoy the snow white river sand bars.
The Suwannee Springs and Linville tracts have marked equestrian trails that connect with the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park. There are no parking facilities to accommodate horse trailers on these tracts. The Linville and Sugar Creek tracts are primitive sites. The Florida Trail traverses the riverfront on the Sugar Creek tract.
Allowable recreation opportunities include wildlife viewing, hiking, and bicycling on administrative roads.
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May 26, 2015 - The District will be conducting a prescribed fire on the Santa Fe River Ranch tract in 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.