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Santa Fe Swamp Wildlife & Environmental Area


  • 5,708 acres


Location and Access

Santa Fe Swamp is located in southeastern Bradford County.


Access to the Santa Fe Swamp tract from Starke:
Travel east on SR 100 to SE 11th Avenue, turn right and the entrance to Santa Fe Swamp is .5 miles on the left.



Santa Fe Swamp is primarily floodplain swamp with mixed forest on the northeastern side.


Wildlife species include deer, turkey, squirrel, and wild hog.


Recreational Activities

The Santa Fe Swamp tract is a primitive recreation site. Allowable uses are wildlife viewing, hunting, bicycling, hiking, and horseback riding on administrative roads.


The tract is open to hunting as a part of the Santa Fe Swamp Wildlife and Environmental Area. For more information on hunting, contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at:


Download a PDF version of the:



Santa Fe Swamp Wildlife & Environmental Area Map


Biking  Hiking  Riding  Hunting  Wildlife Viewing

Note: Hunting is allowed in permitted areas only.


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May 26, 2015 - The District will be conducting a prescribed fire on the Santa Fe River Ranch tract in Alachua County. For the safety of recreational users, public access to burn areas will be closed during burning operations. Contact Scott Gregor, Natural Resource Specialist at 386.362.8130 for additional information.