The forest features an auto tour and several walking trails (one
includes a boardwalk through a cypress swamp), as well as a section
of the Florida Trail. Much of the forest is covered by longleaf and
slash pine woods, as well as cypress and bay swamps. There are
several active colonies of endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers.
The pinewoods abound with rufous-sided towhees, pine warblers,
Bachman's sparrows, brown-headed nuthatches, northern bobwhites,
rattlesnakes, and fox squirrels. Near dusk or dawn, you may be
lucky and spot wild turkey, white-tailed deer, gray fox, or bobcat.
American swallowtail kites soar over open places in spring and
summer. The cypress swamp boardwalk is a good place to view
pileated woodpeckers and warblers.
USDA Forest Service
Maps can be obtained at the park ranger station, on U.S. Highway
90, just west of Olustee.
Other North East
Florida Wildlife Sites