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Devil's Hammock


  • District ownership – 4,274 acres
  • Levy County ownership – 3,500 acres acres


Location and Access

The Devil's Hammock tract is located in Levy County southwest of Bronson on SR 24 and the Waccasassa River. The District and Levy County co-manage Devil's Hammock as one tract.


Access to the Devil's Hammock tract from Bronson:
Travel west on SR 24 and the tract is on the right. There are four entrances into the property: the southwest trailhead entrance, the Parker Field entrance, the river camp entrance, and the hunter check station entrance.


Access to the county portion of Devil's Hammock from Bronson:
Travel west on ALT US 27, turn left on NE 94th Place; follow the road to the dead end at Blue Springs Park.



The natural communities are mixed hardwood forest, bottom land forest, basin swamp, depression marsh, dome swamp, floodplain swamp, and pine plantation. It is the headwaters of the Waccasassa River and Otter Creek.


Wildlife species include Florida black bear, American alligator, limpkin, wood stork, swallow-tailed kite, one-toed amphiuma, hairy woodpecker, wild hog, deer, turkey, and squirrel.


Recreational Activities

Allowable uses are wildlife viewing, fishing, hunting, bicycling, hiking, and horseback riding on administrative roads. Visitors can picnic at the river camp entrance.


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



Download a PDF version of the:


Devils Hammock Map


 Biking  Fishing  Hiking  Riding  Hunting  Picnicking  Wildlife Viewing

Note: Hunting is allowed in permitted areas only.


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May 1, 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.