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Woods Ferry, Jerry Branch
Woods Ferry, Jerry Branch

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Recreation

The Woods Ferry tract features a canoe launch and the first river camp on the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail. The river camp provides 5 sleeping platforms, a picnic pavilion, restrooms with hot showers, and a tent camping area. For more information on the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail, call or visit:
The Jerry Branch tract is a primitive recreation site.

Visitors may enjoy biking, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing on administrative roads.

Access

Woods Ferry tract from Live Oak:
Travel north on US 129, turn right on CR 136A, travel 4 miles east on CR 136A, turn left on 57th Drive; travel 1 mile north on 57th Drive. The entrance is straight ahead at the 90° right turn – enter the property on Woods Ferry Path.

Woods Ferry tract from White Springs:
Travel southwest on CR 136, turn right on CR 136A; travel 3 miles to 57th Drive and turn right. Access to the Jerry Branch tract from White Springs: Travel west on CR 25A, cross I-75, immediately turn left on SE 134th Avenue; travel .25 miles south and the first entrance is on the right; continue south and there are two entrances on the right.

Jerry Branch tract from White Springs:
Travel north on US 41 to CR 25A, turn left; travel northwest on CR 25A, crossing I-75. Immediately after crossing I-75, turn left on SE 134th Avenue; travel south .25 mile and the first access is on the left. Continue south on SE 134th Avenue and there are two additional access points.

Size
  • Woods Ferry – 1,059 acres
  • Jerry Branch – 519 acres

IMPORTANT NOTICES:
April 11, 2016 - Usher Landing at Manatee Springs State Park is closed due to river flooding.

April 25, 2016 - The Mallory Swamp ATV trail is now open.  For more information call 386-362-1001, or email - recreation@srwmd.org.

February 22, 2016 The District is conducting a timber harvest at the Mattair Springs tract in northern Suwannee County for the next three months.  Visitors should use extreme caution and avoid the harvest area.  For more information call 386-362-1001, or email - recreation@srwmd.org.

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.