The Cabbage Grove tract is located in western Taylor County and the Jones Mill Creek tract is located in southeastern Jefferson County. Both tracts are a corridor along the east and west side of the Aucilla River north of Goose Pasture Road.
Access to the Cabbage Grove and Jones Mill Creek tracts from Perry:
Travel 22 miles west on US 98 to Powell Hammock Road, turn right; travel north 4 miles, turn left on Goose Pasture Road; travel west .25 miles and the tract is on the right.
Jones Mill Creek tract: Continue west on Goose Pasture Road 1.25 miles, turn right on Jerkins Mainline Road and the tract is on the right.
The communities found on Cabbage Grove and Jones Mill Creek are a large mix of pine plantation, hardwood mix, and regenerated cypress and hardwood.
Wildlife species include deer, wild hog, bear, turkey, squirrel, and swallow-tailed kite.
The Cabbage Grove and Jones Mill Creek tracts are primitive recreation sites. Allowable uses are wildlife viewing, fishing, hunting, bicycling, hiking, and horseback riding on administrative roads. Many of the river access points provide canoe or small-boat launching.
The tracts are part of the Aucilla Wildlife Management Area. For more information on hunting, contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at:
Note: Hunting is allowed in permitted areas only.
May 29, 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.