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Northeast Region
Recreation - Northeast Region

The area designated as the northeast region of the District's lands include portions of Madison, Lafayette and Gilchrist Counties and all of Hamilton, Suwannee, and Columbia counties. This region is bound by the Upper and Middle Suwannee, Alapaha, and Withlacoochee rivers. The rivers flow lazily toward the Gulf of Mexico through a maze of cypress trees and towering pines that line the steep river banks and high bluffs.

Within the tracts owned and managed by the District, the region offers opportunities to bicycle, fish, hike, horseback ride, hunt, and view wildlife. The Upper Suwannee and Withlacoochee rivers provide a wilderness-like paddling experience. A favorite pastime in the summer is to spring hop; the Suwannee has over 70 named springs with many found in the Middle Suwannee.

District lands are numbered and circled in blue on the map above. Select one of these numbers or their corresponding links in the table below for a description and map of each tract.

  Tract Name ATV Icon Biking Icon Fishing Icon Hiking Icon Horseback Riding Icon Hunting Icon Picnicking Icon Swimming Icon Wildlife Viewing Icon
1 Sandlin Bay   X   X X X     X
2 Falling Creek Falls       X X   X   X
3 Turner Bridge, Roline   X X X X X     X
  Cypress Creek South, Levings, Hopewell   X X X X       X
4 Hunter Creek, Belmont, Bay Creek   X   X X       X
5 Little Creek, McAlpin Landing   X   X X       X
6 Big Shoals   X X X X X     X
  Falling Creek, Bell Springs   X X X X       X
7 White Springs, Little Shoals, Gar Pond   X X X         X
8 Big Pine   X   X X       X
  Stephen Foster   X   X         X
9 Blue Sink, Rocky Creek, Swift Creek   X X X X       X
10 Woods Ferry   X X X X       X
  Jerry Branch   X   X X       X
11 Mattair Springs, Camp Branch   X   X X       X
12 Sugar Creek   X X X         X
  Suwannee Springs   X X X X   X X X
Linville   X   X X       X
13 Fox Trail   X X X X       X
Allardt   X   X X       X
14 Holton Creek   X   X X X     X
Trillium Slopes       X         X
15 Falmouth Spring   X   X X   X X X
16 Ellaville, Black, Anderson, Mill Creek   X X X X X     X
17 Dowling Park River Camp/Christian   X X X X       X
18 Allen Mill Pond   X X X X       X
19 Peacock Slough   X   X X       X
20 Owens   X   X X       X
  Walker, Little River   X X X X X     X
  Adams   X   X X X     X
21 Ruth Springs   X X X X X     X
  Branford Bend   X   X X       X
22 Alapahoochee   X X X X       X
23 Avoca       X         X
  Jennings Bluff   X X X X       X
24 Tyree, Osteen   X X X X       X
  Alapaha Bluffs   X   X X       X
25 Withlacoochee Hills       X         X
  Sullivan, Deese   X X X X       X
26 Withlacoochee Quail Farms   X   X X       X
27 Westwood West, Chitty Bend West/East, Withlacoochee   X X X X       X
  Westwood East, Nekoosa       X         X


January 18, 2019 - 
The Public Camping Area at Goose Pasture Campground Park will be closed until further notice due to wet conditions and vandalism.  The Group Camping Areas A & B are open.  The Group Areas requires a reservation and a group of six campers or more.  The boat launch and the picnic areas are open for day use.  For information call the District office 386.362.1001 or email -  

September 9, 2018 - The Mallory Swamp ATV is now closed and will reopen in April after Spring Turkey Season.

July 24, 2018 - The Ellaville Tract Trailwalker Trail, trailhead, and public access on the south side of Highway 90 near the Suwannee River in Madison County is closed due to timber harvesting operations until further notice.

April 24, 2018 - The Bay Creek tract has been closed to vehicles until further notice due to extreme wet conditions.

August 17, 2017 -
The boardwalk at Pot Springs on the Withlacoochee tract in Hamilton County is closed for renovations.