Lafayette Forest Wildlife and Environmental Area


This important wildlife corridor between the Suwannee and Steinhatchee rivers boasts diverse wildlife and an inviting network of trails and unpaved roads.



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Things to do

Expect high-quality hunting and wildlife viewing along miles of trails open for hiking, bicycling and horseback riding.   read more »


From gopher tortoises to white-tailed deer, visitors can expect to see a wide range of wildlife in a variety of natural communities. read more »

Habitat and Management

Over 2,000 acres of swamps, marshes and hardwood hammocks are managed and restored for wildlife and recreation. read more »


The productive habitats that first attracted settlers and entrepreneurs are being restored for future generations.   read more »

Planning Your Visit

Located in southeastern Lafayette County, south of Branford and about five miles west of the Suwannee River. read more »


FWC Facts:
The world's whooping crane population has gradually increased from a low of 22 birds in 1941 to 503 birds in 2009.

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