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.
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.
The Duck Pond, Hartsfield, and Shelly tracts are primitive recreation sites. Allowable uses are wildlife viewing, bicycling, and hiking on administrative roads.
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March 26, 2015 - The District will be conducting a prescribed fire today on the Steinhatchee Springs tract in southwestern Lafayette 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.