Description:
This management area features one of the largest remaining hardwood hammock forests, as well as 800 acres of river bottomland bordering the Suwannee River. Nearby slash pine plantations are being converted to longleaf pine to improve habitat for wildlife. There are six walking nature trails, as well as several narrow dirt roads. Five clearings have been planted with grass and grains to attract wildlife.

Watchable wildlife:
Early and late in the day are good for wild turkey and white-tailed deer. April and October sees an increase in the number and diversity of migratory songbirds along trails, roads, and the river. Resident birds include red-shouldered hawks, screech owls, and barred owls. Gopher tortoises frequent the food plot areas.


Ownership:
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Contact:
(352) 493-6020 or (386) 758-0525

Directions:
Travel north of Chiefland on U.S. Highway 19 for 4.7 miles.  Turn left onto County Road 211 and drive 0.9 mile to entrance kiosk.

Related Sites:
Other North West Florida Wildlife Sites
Florida State Parks
Andrews Wildlife Management Area



FWC Facts:
Whooping cranes, the tallest of North American birds, stand nearly 5 feet tall. Their wingspan measures between 7 and 8 feet.

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