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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:

November 7, 2016 - CAUTION: Due to extreme drought conditions please use caution during all outdoor activities.  Sparks from vehicles, cigarettes, equipment and vehicle exhaust systems parked on grass can start a wildfire.  REPORT ALL FIRES TO 9-1-1.

November 1, 2016 –  Goose Pasture Campground and Goose Pasture Group Camp will close on November 5, 2016 during hunting season.  They will reopen on January 23, 2017.  For information contact Edwin McCook 386-647-3106 or 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.