The 47 Bridge tract is located in northeastern Gilchrist County. The Santa Fe River is the northern boundary and SR 47 is the western boundary.
Access from Ft. White:
Travel south on SR 47, cross the Santa Fe River and turn left into Santa Fe River County Park.
Floodplain forest lines the banks of the Santa Fe River at the 47 Bridge tract. Other communities are sandhill, mesic flat woods, and bottom land forest. Portions of the tract have been clear cut to restore the sandhill community.
Wildlife species include Sherman's fox squirrel, little blue heron, gopher tortoise, deer, turkey, and grey squirrel.
The 47 Bridge tract is a primitive recreation site.
Allowable uses are wildlife viewing, bicycling, hiking, and horseback riding on administrative roads.
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April 25-26, 2015 - The District will be conducting a prescribed fire on the Santa Fe River Ranch tract in northwest 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.Road ClosureThe L. A. Bennett (South Canal) Road in the Steinhatchee Springs tract in southern Lafayette County will be closed to all traffic on April 29, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The District will be repairing the bridge over the Steinhatchee River. For more information contact Edwin McCook, Land Management Specialist 386.647.3106 or by email EJM@srwmd.org.