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Duck Pond, Hartsfield, Shelly

Size

  • Duck Pond – 151 acres
  • Hartsfield – 326 acres
  • Shelly – 812 acres

 

Location and Access

The Duck Pond and Hartsfield tracts are located in northeastern Jefferson County and the Shelly tract is located in northeastern Jefferson County and northwestern Madison County. The Aucilla River flows through the tracts in a swamp.

There is no public access to the Duck Pond or Hartsfield tracts.

 

Access to the Shelly tract from Monticello: Travel east on US 90 to Grammling Road, turn left; travel north .5 mile and the tract is on the right.

 

Description

The primary natural community on the Duck Pond tract is floodplain swamp with some floodplain forest and baygall.

 

The Hartsfield tract primary natural community is floodplain swamp with some floodplain forest on the edges.

 

The Shelly tract is primarily slash pine plantation and bottom land forest/floodplain forest and bottom land forest/cutover flat woods.

 

Wildlife species include deer, turkey, and squirrel.

 

Recreational Activities

The Duck Pond, Hartsfield, and Shelly tracts are primitive recreation sites. Allowable uses are wildlife viewing, bicycling, and hiking on administrative roads.

 

Map

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Duck Pond, Hartsfield, Shelly 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.