Mallory Swamp For ATV Riding
The 17th most popular all terrain vehicle trail in Florida.
Wednesday 20 July 2016 06:12 GMT
North of Lake City and just south of White Spings, the 30,000 acre Mallory Swamp has a 38 mile ATV riding trail system. These atv trails are old forest roads, and, as with most Wildlife Management Areas, there is no trail blazing allowed on the property. All riders must remain on the established trails. All ATV trails are marked with a brown 5 inch by 5 inch sign.
Mallory Swamp is a combination of basin swamp, mixed shrub swamp, and mesic flatwoods. Due to a large wildfire in 2001, much of Mallory Swamp has unique open vistas of natural grassland with scattered pine and cypress trees.
To reach ATV riding at Mallory Swamp, head south on SR 51 to CR 360, turn left; travel 11 miles southeast on CR 360; the pavement ends and the road becomes dirt (Crapps Tower Road); continue 4 miles to the entrance into Mallory Swamp.
Note: Mallory Swamp is part of the Suwannee River Water Management District, each person who is operating an ATV on the Mallory Swamp ATV Trails is required to possess a Special Use Authorization Permit. These permits are available at the kiosk located in the ATV trail parking area and grant the person possessing them permission to use the District lands that the ATV trails are located on. The Special Use Authorization Permit is free.
Overall, Mallory Swamp is the 17th most popular ATV riding trail of all 18 ATV trails in Florida. Several of the better atv trails are nearby Mallory Swamp including Alpine Loop and Ocean Pond Off Road Park.