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Lafayette Forest - Planning Your Visit

Helpful Information

visitor admiring fall-blooming flowers

Visitor admiring fall-blloming gayfeather and goldenrod.

Lafayette Forest Wildlife and Environmental Area offers year-round opportunities for outdoor recreation, although during hunting days, access to the area is only open to individuals who have a quota hunt permit. (Exception: Visitors with a Special Use Authorization permit for Mallory Swamp WMA (obtained from the Suwannee River Water Management District) may traverse McCalls Chapel Grade through Lafayette Forest from 1 ½ hours after sunset until 1 ½  hours before sunrise.) Hunts occur over specific periods between September to March.

In the fall, winter and spring, temperatures are usually pleasant. These are the best times to hike, bike and horseback ride and to see a variety of migratory birds. Butterfly and plant enthusiasts will appreciate the wildflowers that bloom in the fall and spring and the butterflies they attract.

Calendar

Lafayette Forest Hunt Calendar

Year-at-a-Glance

This calendar is not a comprehensive guide to the hunting seasons on this area. For additional information about dates, times and regulations please check the regulations summary brochure.