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Ward Island, Mandalay

Size

  • Ward Island – 104 acres
  • Mandalay – 551 acres

 

Location and Access

The Mandalay tract is located in southwestern Taylor County and the Ward Island tract is in southeastern Jefferson County on the Aucilla River. The tracts are leased to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for management as part of the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge.

 

Access to the 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.

 

Access to the Ward Island tract is by river.

 

Description

The Ward Island natural community is floodplain swamp and the Mandalay natural communities are floodplain forest, hydric hammock, and freshwater tidal swamp.

 

Wildlife species include Florida black bear, American alligator, deer, turkey, and squirrel.

 

Recreational Activities

The Ward Island and Mandalay tracts are primitive recreation sites. Allowable uses are wildlife viewing, fishing, bicycling, hiking, and horseback riding on administrative roads.

 

The Mandalay tract offers hunting. For information, contact:
St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

P.O. Box 68

St. Marks, FL 32355

850.925.6121

www.fws.gov/saintmarks/

 

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Ward Island, Mandalay

 

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