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Sugar Creek, Suwannee Springs, Linville

Size

  • Sugar Creek – 670 acres
  • Suwannee Springs – 135 acres
  • Linville – 173 acre

 

Location and Access

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.

 

Description

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.

 

Recreational Activities

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.

 

Map

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Sugar Creek, Suwannee Springs, Linville Map

 

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IMPORTANT NOTICES:

December 18, 2014 - The District will be burning at Woods Ferry tract today near Live Oak in Suwannee County. For the safety of recreatioal users access may be restricted. Contact Scott Gregor, Natural Resource Specialist at 386.362.8310 for additional information.

Prescribed Burn at Mallory Swamp

Weather permitting, the District will be conducting prescribed burns in the Mallory Swamp Wildlife Management Area from 12/8 -1/31. For the safety of recreational users, public access is restricted. Contact Scott Gregor, Natural Resource Specialist, at 386.362.8310 for additional information.