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Jennings State Forest

There are more than 15 different natural biological communities on Jennings State Forest, including sandhill, slope forest, flatwoods, seepage slope, dome swamp, blackwater stream and seepage stream. Fire is needed to maintain many of these communities. The Florida Forest Service uses prescribed fire to maintain habitat for the forest’s unique plants and animals.

The forest is home to an abundance of wildlife. Raccoon, otter, alligator and wading birds can be seen along North Fork Black Creek and other tributaries. White-tailed deer, wild turkey, hawks and songbirds can be found in the uplands.

Several ravines can be found at Jennings State Forest, representing the slow but never-ending process of erosion by the force of water. These ravines are located along seepage streams leading to North Fork Black Creek. The spring-fed streams are visible when canoeing between Powell Ford and Ellis Ford on North Fork Black Creek.

The forest is open during daylight hours for hiking, bicycling, canoeing, horseback riding and wildlife viewing. Primitive, drive-up camping is available at the Hammock and Bootleggers campgrounds. The forest also has hike-in camping at the North Fork Black Creek and Dunn’s Creek primitive camp zones. For information on camping, call 1-877-879-3859.

 

Middleburg


1337 Long Horn Rd, Middleburg, FL 32068