LIVE OAK, FL, March 30, 2011 – Those who enjoy riding all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) will soon have a place to ride in Lafayette County for a few months before the start of hunting season. The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will allow ATV riding at its Mallory Swamp tract April 9-Sept. 11.
The property provides 38 miles of ATV trails that will be open to the public during daylight hours only.
“The trails feature plenty of open space and the opportunity to ride alongside nature,” said Edwin McCook, District land management specialist.
The District strongly cautions all riders to practice safety and follow all regulations for the area. Regulations include:
· All persons operating an ATV are required to have a daily special-use authorization (SUA) in their possession while riding. SUAs are available at the ATV parking area kiosk.
· Riders 16 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who is required to sign the SUA.
· Riders must stay on designated trails and obey posted speed limits.
A complete list of rules and an ATV trails map are available on the District’s Mallory Swamp webpage, which is available at www.mysuwanneeriver.com/recreation>Best Recreational Opportunities.
Other recreational activities at Mallory Swamp include wildlife viewing, fishing, hunting, bicycling, hiking and horseback riding.
For more information contact the District at 386.362.1001 or 800.266.1066 (FL toll free).
Access to the Mallory Swamp tract from Mayo:
Travel 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.