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Lindsey, Hart Springs Estates

Size

  • Lindsey – 876 acres
  • Hart Springs Estates – 99 acres

 

Location and Access

The Lindsey tract is located in western Gilchrist County and joins Hart Springs on its southern boundary; its northern boundary is SW 25th Place. CR 344 forms the northern boundary of Hart Springs Estates and SW 87th Terrace the western boundary.

 

Access to the Lindsey tract from Bell:
Travel south on US 129, turn right on SW 30th Place; travel west 4 miles, turn right on SW 70th Avenue; travel north .5 miles, turn left on SW 25th Place; travel 1.25 miles and the entrance to the tract is on the left.

 

Description

Floodplain swamp and bottom land forest are evenly dispersed through the Lindsey tract, while there are a few areas of upland mixed forest and sandhill.

 

Hart Springs Estates natural communities are floodplain forest, bottom land forest, and xeric hammock.

 

Wildlife species include the limpkin, little blue heron, swallow-tailed kite, Suwannee cooter, white ibis, gopher tortoise, deer, turkey, and squirrel.

 

Plant species to look for are atamasco lily, cardinal flower, coontie, greenfly orchid, and angel pod. The tract has a population of cedar elm.

 

Recreational Activities

The Lindsey and Hart Springs Estates tracts are primitive recreation sites.

Hunting is allowed on the Lindsey tract, which are part of the Log Landing WMA.
 
For more information on hunting, contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at:

 

Allowable uses are wildlife viewing, bicycling, hiking, and horseback riding on administrative roads.

 

Map

Download a PDF version of the:

 

 Lindsey, Hart Springs Estates Map

 

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IMPORTANT NOTICES:

December 18, 2014 - The District will be burning at Woods Ferry tract today near Live Oak in Suwannee County. For the safety of recreatioal users access may be restricted. Contact Scott Gregor, Natural Resource Specialist at 386.362.8310 for additional information.

Prescribed Burn at Mallory Swamp

Weather permitting, the District will be conducting prescribed burns in the Mallory Swamp Wildlife Management Area from 12/8 -1/31. For the safety of recreational users, public access is restricted. Contact Scott Gregor, Natural Resource Specialist, at 386.362.8310 for additional information.