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Fort White Wildlife and Environmental Area

Things to Do

Hunt, fish along the banks of the Santa Fe River, launch canoes or kayaks for river exploration or hike trails through sandhills, hardwood hammock and floodplain forest.


This area is the domain of gopher tortoises, southern fox squirrels and a variety of resident and migratory birds, as well as deer, turkey and other game species.

Habitat and Management

Fort White's natural features include hardwood forests along the Santa Fe River and expansive longleaf pine sandhills habitat. 


The site is the original location of Fort White, a military outpost operated during Florida's territorial period.

Planning Your Visit

Fort White WEA comprises 1610 acres and is located about four miles west of the town of Fort White. 

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