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Devil's Hammock

Size

  • 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.

 

Description

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:

 

Map

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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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.