March 6, 2013
at Belmore State Forest
The Tower Road Bridge on the Satsuma Tract is closed for repairs. The duration of the closure is not available at this time. For more information please call 904-529-2357
State Forest Recreation
Outdoor recreational opportunities on Florida's State Forests are as diverse as the resources themselves. Most recreational opportunities in Florida's State Forests are passive in nature. Utilizing old roadbeds and fire lanes as trails, people can physically brush up against Florida's natural and untamed resources.
Whether it's by bicycle, horse, or foot, visitors to State Forests in Florida can experience first-hand the same outdoor elements that early settlers and inhabitants once experienced. In addition to providing outdoor recreation, state forest trails serve as outdoor classrooms for people of all ages to explore and learn.
State Forests are open to public access. Some forest roads may require a State Forest Use Authorization for vehicle access. In addition, any group activity requires a State Forest Use Authorization and possibly a fee. These authorizations may be obtained in advance by contacting the state forest you plan to visit.
Many state forests are open to regulated hunting and fishing under the direction of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Hunting requires a license and permit and is allowed only in designated Wildlife Management Areas during appropriate seasons. Fishing also requires a valid license.
We encourage non-hunting recreationists to check the Wildlife Management Area regulations and season dates before visiting.
Have a question about recreation on state forests?
Lorna Radcliff, Recreation Specialist
Florida Forest Service
3125 Conner Blvd. C25
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1650
Space, Solitude, and Self-Reliance