Florida Trail Association

FT Land Managing Agency Contacts

 



Before you set off on your FT hike, it is always good to check our Trail Closures & Notices page first. For the most recent and on the ground updates, it is also good to check with the land management agencies of the FT sections you plan to hike.

Click the regional links below for a list of land management agency contacts and websites.

 

Panhandle Region

Agency Trail Sections Contact Phone Address Hours
US National Park Service Gulf Islands National Seashore, Ft. Pickens Park HQ (850) 934-2600 1400 Fort Pickens Rd, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561 3/1-10/31: 5am-9pm, 11/1-2/28: 5am-6pm
Santa Rosa Island Authority Santa Rosa Island Main Office (850) 932-2257 1 Via De Luna Dr, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561 24h/365
Jackson Guard Eglin Air Force Base Main Office (850) 882-4165 107 FL-85, Niceville, FL 32578 24h/365, permit and safety closure dependant
Florida Forest Service Blackwater River State Forest Main Office (850) 957-5700 11650 Munson Hwy, Milton, FL 32570 24h/365
Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection Blackwater River State Park Park HQ (850) 983-5363 7720 Deaton Bridge Rd, Holt, FL 32564 8am – Sundown
Northwest FL Water Management District Yellow River WMA Main Office (850) 539-5999 81 Water Management Drive, Havana, FL 32333 24h/365
Nokuse Plantation Nokuse Plantation Director (850) 835-2457 13292 Co Hwy 3280, Bruce, FL 32455 24h/365
Northwest FL Water Management District Choctawhatchee River WMA Main Office (850) 539-5999 81 Water Management Drive, Havana, FL 32333 24h/365
Florida Forest Service Pine Log State Forest Main Office (850) 535-2888 5583-A Longleaf Rd, Ebro, FL 32437 24h/365
Northwest FL Water Management District Econfina Creek WMA Main Office  (850) 539-5999 81 Water Management Drive, Havana, FL 32333 24h/365
Northwest FL Water Management District Chipola WMA Main Office  (850) 539-5999 81 Water Management Drive, Havana, FL 32333 24h/365
City of Blountstown Blountstown Greenway Public Works (850) 643-6846 20591 Central Ave. West, Blountstown, FL 32424 24h/365
US Forest Service Apalachicola National Forest – West Apalachicola Ranger District (850) 643-2282 11152 NW SR 20, Bristol, FL 32321 24h/365
US Forest Service Apalachicola National Forest – East Wakulla Ranger District (850) 926-3561 57 Taff Drive, Crawfordville, FL 32327 24h/365
US Fish and Wildlife Service St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center (850) 925-6121 1255 Lighthouse Road, St. Marks, FL 32355 6am – Sundown
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Aucilla WMA Main Office (850) 488-4676 620 S Meridian St, Tallahassee, FL 32399 24h/365
Suwannee River Water Management District Suwannee River Main Office (386) 362-1001 9225 CR 49, Live Oak, FL 32060 24h/365
Florida Forest Service Twin Rivers State Forest Main Office (386) 208-1460 7620 133rd Road, Live Oak, FL 32060 24h/365
Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection Suwannee River State Park Park HQ (386) 362-2746 3631 201st Path, Live Oak, FL 32060 8am – Sundown

Northern Region

Agency Trail Sections Contact Phone Address Hours
South FL Water Management District Green Swamp West Land Resources, SFWMD (352) 796-7211, ext. 4470 13347 Ranch Road Dade City, FL 33525 Daily from sunrise to sunset.
Withlacoochee State Forest Richloam, Silver River, Croom, Citrus, Col. Robbins Forest Headquarters, Brooksville (352) 797-4140 15003 Broad St.Brooksville, FL 34601-4201
Hernando County Cypress Lakes Preserve Hernando County Planning – Mike Singer (352) 754-4057 ext 28020 32375 Cortez Blvd., Ridge Manor, FL 34602 Daylight hours
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Chinsegut Environmental Education Center Education Center (352) 754-6722 23212 Lake Lindsey Road Brooksville, FL 34601 Ed. Center: 8am-2pm Sat and Sun Trail open all the time
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Perry Oldenberg Wildlife and Education Area FWC (850) 488-4676 13489 Government Rd, Brooksville, FL 34601 1/2 hour after sunrise to 1/2 hour before sunset
Withlacoochee State Trail Florida State Parks (352) 726-0315 3100 S. Old Floral City Rd.Inverness FL 34450 8 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year
City of Inverness Whispering Pines Park City Park Office (352)-726-3913 1700 Forest Drive Inverness, FL 7AM-7PM, 7 days a week except Thanksgiving and Christmas
Cross FL Greenway Cross FL Greenway Main Office (352) 236-7143 8282 SE Highway 314 Ocala FL 34470 8 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year
Silver Springs State Park Silver to Green Connector Park Office (352) 236-7148 1425 NE 58th Ave. Ocala FL 34470 8 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year
Ocala National Forest Ocala National Forest Lake George Ranger District (352) 625-2520 17147 E St Rt 40 Silver Springs, FL 34488 7:30AM-4PM Monday-Friday
St Johns Water Management District Rice Creek Conservation Area Recreation Office (386) 329-4404
Etoniah Creek State Forest Etoniah Creek State Forest Forest Headquarters (386) 329-2552 6239 State Road 21 Keystone Heights FL 32656 8 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year
Goldhead Branch State Park Goldhead Branch State Park Park Office (352) 473-4701 6239 State Road 21 Keystone Heights FL 32656 8 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year
Camp Blanding Camp Blanding Recreation Department manager (904) 682-3104 5629 SR 16 West, Building 1530 Starke FL 32091 (April – September) – Mon-Sun from 0800 – 1700 hours (October – March) – Mom-Sat from 0800 – 1700 hours & Su 0800 – 1200 hours
Palatka-Lake Butler State Trail Park Office (352) 473-4700 6065 Twin Lakes Rd Keystone Heights FL 32656 8 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year
Weyerhaeuser Lake Butler Forest Fire Station Outpost 10630 Clark Saw Shop Rd. Lake Butler, FL 32054
Osceola National Forest Osceola National Forest Osceola Ranger Station (386) 752-2577 24874 US Highway 90 Sanderson, FL 32087
Big Shoals State Park Big Shoals State Park (386) 397-4331 Little Shoals Entrance: 11330 S.E. County Road 135 or Big Shoals Entrance: 18738 Southeast 94th St. White Springs FL 32096 8 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year
Stephen Foster State Park Stephen Foster State Park (386) 397-4331 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive/ US HWY 41 White Springs FL 32096 8 a.m. to Sundown. Museum and Tower are open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily.
Suwannee River Water Management District White Springs tract, Swift Creek tract, Camp Branch tract, Holton Creek Conservation Area (386) 362-1001

Central & Southern Region

Agency Trail Sections Contact Phone Address Hours
Florida State Parks Lower Wekiva State Preserve 407-884-2009 8300 FL-46, Sanford, FL 32771 8am-Sundown 365 days a year
Florida Forest Service Seminole State Forest 352-360-6675 41238 Royal Trails Rd, Eustis, FL 32736 Daily from sunrise to sunset.
Seminole County Seminole Wekiva Trail Greenways & Natural Lands 407-665-2001 100 E. 1st StreetSanford, FL 32771 Daily from sunrise to sunset.
Seminole County Cross Seminole Trail Greenways & Natural Lands 407-665-2001 100 E. 1st StreetSanford, FL 32771 Daily from sunrise to sunset.
Florida Forest Service Little Big Econ State Forest Visitors Center 407-971-3500 1350 Snow Hill Rd.Geneva, FL 32732-9054 Daily from sunrise to sunset.
Seminole County Chuluota Wilderness 407-665-2211 3895 Curryville Road Chuluota, FL Daily from sunrise to sunset.
Florida Forest Service C.H. Bronson State Forest Visitors Center  407-971-3500 1350 Snow Hill Rd.Geneva, FL 32732-9054 Daily from sunrise to sunset.
St. John’s River Water Management District Seminole Ranch 386-329-4404 301 Hatbill Rd, Mims, FL 32754 Daily from sunrise to sunset.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Tosohatchee WMA 352-732-1225 3365 Taylor Creek Rd, Christmas, FL 32709 4:30 am-9:00 pm except during special permit hunts
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Bull Creek WMA 850-488-3831 4:30 am-9:00 pm except during special permit hunts
Alan Broussard Conservancy Forever Florida 321-258-8633 24hrs/365
South FL Water Management District Green Swamp East Land Resources, SFWMD 3532-796-7211, ext. 4470 13347 Ranch Road Dade City, FL 33525 Daily from sunrise to sunset.
Florida State Parks Van Fleet State Trail 352-394-3969 3365 Taylor Creek Rd, Christmas, FL 32709 8am-Sundown 365 days a year
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Three Lakes WMA 352-732-1225 1231 Prairie Lakes Rd, Kenansville, FL 34739 4:30 am-9:00 pm except during special permit hunts
South FL Water Management District KICCO Okeechobee Service Center 863-462-5260/1-866-433-6312 316 NW 5th St., Okeechobee, FL 34972 24hrs/365
Florida State Parks Kissimmee Prairie Preserve SP 863-462-5360 33104 NW 192nd Ave.Okeechobee FL 34972 8am-Sundown 365 days a year
South FL Water Management District Starvation Slough Okeechobee Service Center 863-462-5260/1-866-433-6312 316 NW 5th St., Okeechobee, FL 34972 24hrs/365
South FL Water Management District MICCO Bluff Okeechobee Service Center 863-462-5260/1-866-433-6312 316 NW 5th St., Okeechobee, FL 34972 24hrs/365
South FL Water Management District Chandler Slough Okeechobee Service Center 863-462-5260/1-866-433-6312 316 NW 5th St., Okeechobee, FL 34972 24hrs/365
South FL Water Management District Yates Marsh Okeechobee Service Center 863-462-5260/1-866-433-6312 316 NW 5th St., Okeechobee, FL 34972 24hrs/365
South FL Water Management District Paradise Run Levee Okeechobee Service Center 863-462-5260/1-866-433-6312 316 NW 5th St., Okeechobee, FL 34972 24hrs/365
Army Corps of Engineers Lake Okeechobee South Florida Operations Office 863-983-8101 525 Ridgelawn Rd, Clewiston, FL 33440 24hrs/365
South FL Water Management District L3/L2 Canal Levee Okeechobee Service Center r863-462-5260/1-866-433-6312 316 NW 5th St., Okeechobee, FL 34972
Seminole Tribe of Florida Big Cypress  Welcome Center 877-902-1113 34725 West Boundary Road, Clewiston, FL 33440
US National Park Service Big Cypress National Preserve Oasis Visitors Center 239-695-2000 33100 Tamiami Trail East Ochopee, FL 34141 24hrs/365