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Southwest Region
Southwest Recreation

The area designated as the southwest region includes portions of Taylor, Lafayette, Dixie counties as they are encompassed by the Fenholloway and Suwannee rivers. The Steinhatchee River that begins in the wilds of Mallory Swamp and Steinhatchee Springs and winds leisurely through a flat woods ecosystem to the Gulf of Mexico.

Within the three tracts owned and managed by the District, the region offers opportunities to bike, fish, hike, horseback ride, hunt, and view wildlife. Excellent paddling opportunities are available at the numerous river access points.

The southwest is a remote and wilderness-like area. Here, access to District lands is limited due to the lack of roads and the swampy area.

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 Mallory Swamp X X X X X X     X
2 R.O. Ranch       X X   X   X
3 Steinhatchee Springs   X X X X X     X
4 Steinhatchee Falls   X X X X   X   X
  Steinhatchee Rise   X X X X X     X

IMPORTANT NOTICES:
November 1, 2017 - White Springs tract will be closed week days until further notice for land management operations.  It is open on Saturday and Sunday for recreation opportunities. 

October 26, 2017 - Goose Pasture Campground will be closed to camping during the general gun hunting season  November 4, 2017 - January 22, 2018.  The park will be open for day use. 


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