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Canal Scene At Keaton Beach, Florida

 


Taylor County offers many wonderful activties if your the outdoors type. Hunting, fishing camping, canoeing and kayaking are some of the many things you will find here.

Big Bend Wildlife Management Area

Hickory Mound
The Hickory Mound Unit offers boat ramps, crabbing, bird watching, hiking and picnic facilities. The Hickory mound Unit spans 14,427 acres of Taylor County and a map of the area can be found by clicking here.

Spring Creek
The Spring Creek Unit covers 14,600 acres and offers a public boat ramp and picnic facilities. A map of the Spring Creek Unit may be found by clicking here.

Tide Swamp
One of the largest Units in Taylor County, the Tide Swamp Unit covers 19,538 acres between Keaton Beach and Steinhatchee. Tide Swamp has to public landins: Dallus Creek and Hagen's Cove. At Dallus Creek you can find a public boat ramp, picnic tables, and hiking trails. While at Hagen's Cove you will find a public boat ramp, picnic areas, toilet facilities and an observation tower and trail. A map of the Tide Swamp Unit may be found by clicking here.

Snipe Island
Over 12 miles of hiking trails stretch throughout the 11,687 acres whcih makeup the Snipe Island Unit. Boats may be put in at the nearby Mandalay/Aucilla river boat ramp. A map of the Snipe Island Unit may be found by clicking here.

For more information on the Big Bend Wildlife Management Area visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission by clicking here.