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Purvis Landing, Shingle Landing

Size

  • Purvis Landing – 335 acres
  • Shingle Landing – 433 acres

 

Location and Access

The Purvis Landing tract is located in northeastern Dixie County at the Purvis Landing County Park. The eastern tract boundary is the Suwannee River.

 

The Shingle Landing tract is located in southwestern Gilchrist County; Shingle Landing County Park is the north boundary for Shingle Landing.

 

Access to the Purvis Landing tract from Old Town:
Travel north on SR 349, turn right on Purvis Landing Road; travel 1 mile and the tract is on the right.

 

Access to Shingle Landing tract from Fanning Springs:
Travel south on US 19, turn left on SR 26; travel east to CR 232, turn left; travel approximately 2 miles north and turn left on SW 70th Street; travel west to the County Park; the entrance is on the south side of the park.

 

Description

Purvis Landing is largely floodplain swamp with patches of bottom land forest. Sapp Landing is similar to the Purvis Landing tracts; however, cattle grazing by the former owner has left a ground cover of pasture grass over much of the tract. In the future, the pasture will be restored to bottom land forest.

 

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

 

Plant species to see are atamasco lily, cardinal flower, coontie, greenfly orchid, and angel pod. The cedar elm is common on this tract.

 

Recreational Activities

Purvis Landing and Shingle Landing are primitive recreation sites. Hunting is allowed on both tracts, 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, fishing, bicycling, hiking, and horseback riding on administrative roads.

 

Map

Download a PDF version of the:

 

 

Purvis Landing, Purvis Landing South, Sapp Landing 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.