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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:

June 26, 2015 -The Little Shoals tract at White Springs located on the east side of the Suwannee River in Columbia County is closed Monday – Friday to the public through the end of August due to timber harvesting. This includes the Little Shoals trailhead for the Florida National Scenic Trail. The Beast of Burden bike trail is closed due to the timber harvesting operations across it. For more information call 386-362-1001 or email – recreation@srwmd.org.