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Southeast Region
Southeast Recreation

The area designated as the southeast region encompasses portions of Levy, Gilchrist, Columbia, Alachua, Union and Bradford County. The westernmost boundary for this region follows the Lower Suwannee, Santa Fe, and Wacasassa rivers. They each flow southerly through the southeast region to the Gulf of Mexico.

Within the tracts owned and managed by the District, the region offers opportunities to bicycle, fish, hike, horseback ride, hunt, and view wildlife. The Lower Suwannee and Lower Santa Fe rivers provide excellent boating opportunities while the Upper Santa Fe and Lower Wacasassa rivers provide excellent paddling.

All the rivers have a number of springs that flow with an abundance of crystal clear water into the rivers.

District lands are numbered and circled in blue on the map above. Select one of these numbers or their corresponding link 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 Hatchbend, Grady, Stuart's Landing   X X X X       X
2 Guaranto, Log Landing, Suwannee Street   X X X X X     X
3 Lindsey   X   X X X     X
  Hart Springs Estates   X   X X       X
4 Purvis Landing, Shingle Landing   X X X X X     X
  Otter Springs   X X X X   X X X
5 Andrews   X X X   X     X
6 New Pine Landing, Manatee Springs South   X X X X       X
  Sunnyvale   X   X X X     X
7 Cedar Branch, Fletcher Landing   X X X   X     X
  Turkey Island   X   X X       X
8 Santa Fe Swamp, Lake Alto   X   X X X     X
9 Mud Swamp   X   X X       X
10 Santa Fe River Ranch   X   X X       X
11 Poe Springs       X         X
12 47 Bridge   X X X X       X
13 Santa Fe Oasis       X   X     X
14 Devil's Hammock   X X X X X X   X
15 Atsena Otie, Lukens     X 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.