Suwannee Ridge Wildlife and Environmental Area


Not far from the Suwannee River, explore the inviting contrasts between restored longleaf pine uplands, shady hardwood hammocks and sinkhole depressions.



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Things to do

Enjoy hunting, hiking and wildlife viewing along trails and unpaved roads that wind through diverse habitats.  read more »


Wildlife is increasing in abundance and diversity as sandhill communities are re-established on Suwannee Ridge.  read more »

Habitat and Management

Regular prescribed fire maintains the habitat conditions necessary for most of the area’s key species. read more »


Aerial photography from previous decades reveals that the area has been used predominantly for commercial timber production. read more »

Planning Your Visit

Suwannee Ridge is located between Live Oak to the south, and Jasper to the north read more »


FWC Facts:
One of Florida's smallest owls, the burrowing owl lives in open, treeless areas.

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