The District owns two tracts of land in Alachua County's Poe Springs Park. Both tracts are leased to Alachua County as part of the park: one is on the east side of the park; the other is north of the park across the river in Columbia County.
Access to Poe Springs Park from High Springs:
Travel south on US 41, turn right on NW 182nd Avenue; travel west 3 miles and the Poe Springs entrance is on the right.
The Poe Springs natural communities are floodplain swamp and upland mixed forest. Wildlife species include deer, turkey, and squirrel.
The area provides picnicking, hiking, swimming, canoeing, and fishing. For more information, call Poe Springs at 386.454.1992.
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May 29, 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.