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Ward Island, Mandalay
Ward Island, Mandalay

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On these primitive tracts, visitors may enjoy fishing, as well as biking, hiking, and wildlife viewing on administrative roads.

The Mandalay tract also offers hunting. For information, contact:

Ward Island tract:
Access is by river ony.

Mandalay tract from Perry:
Travel 23 miles west on US 98 to Mandalay Road, turn left; travel 1.5 miles and the tract is on the left.

  • Ward Island – 104 acres
  • Mandalay – 551 acres

October 8, 2016 –  All District lands in the following counties are open:  Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, and Levy.  It includes Santa Fe Swamp WEA, Devil's Hammock WMA.  The trails at  Bell Springs, Gar Pond and Little Shoals tract.  For information contact Edwin McCook 386-647-3106 or

June 23, 2016
- Signs are posted closing portions of the Mill Creek South tract  to the public due to timber harvesting operations.  The tract will be closed until further notice.  For information contact Bob Heeke 386-647-3166 or

January 21, 2016 - Road 55-4 in the Steinhatchee Springs tract located on the west side of SR 51 has been closed to vehicles due to extreme wet conditions.