Branan Field - Planning Your Visit


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Hiking is best in the fall through the spring when temperatures are lower and bugs fewer.  Watch year-round for gopher tortoises, fox squirrels, Bachman’s sparrows, eastern towhees, eastern bluebirds, wild turkeys and white-tailed deer. Seasonal specialties include migratory warblers in the spring and fall and swallow-tailed kites in the summer.

  • No dogs or other pets are permitted on this area.
  • No daily-use permit is required. No hunting or fishing is allowed on this area.
  • Restrooms are not available at this location.
  • Foot traffic only; vehicles and bikes are not permitted on trails at Branan Field. There is one entrance, with limited parking, onto the public-use area. 


FWC Facts:
The song of the wood thrush is so beautiful it inspired Handel to write a piece of music in the bird's honor. This songbird sings a loud, flute-like song, ending in a trill.

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