In support of the resource management goals and objectives for the area and to provide a quality experience for all area users, the following recreation activities are allowed.

photo of deer
White Tailed Deer

Hunting

Hunting of deer and turkey is limited to short, high-quality hunts. Since there is not much hunting pressure on the deer herd, bucks have the opportunity to mature. Fifteen special-opportunity permits ($175 each) are available by application for each of two deer hunts. Ten special-opportunity permits ($175 each) are available by application for each of three turkey hunts. Quail hunting is also good on Triple N Ranch.

Hunting Regulations, Map and Hunt Calendar

 

 

Wildlife Viewing

You may spot a gopher tortoise, a white-tailed deer or a group of wild turkeys along the road's edge. Request a copy or download or print the Triple N Ranch Bird List Adobe PDF. Visit the Wildlife page for more information about the area's wildlife.

 

Hiking

Hiking access gate year-round; no hiking during special opportunity hunts; miles of well-marked loop roads.  A new 7-mile loop hiking trail, constructed by the Florida Trail association offers a 4 to 8 hour hiking session.  The trail is well marked, but the terrain is very uneven and much of the trail is wet during the summer and fall.  Other shorter hiking trails are planned for the near future.

 

crabgrass creek road
Crabgrass Creek road

Biking

Biking access gate year-round; no biking during special opportunity hunts; 16-17 miles of well-marked loop roads. Most of the roads are in good condition except for a few soft spots southeast of Crabgrass Creek.

 

Horseback Riding

Horseback riding access gate year-round; no horseback riding during special opportunity hunts; trailer parking in hunt camp area; nonpotable water; the footing on the roads is generally good for horses, not too hard or too soft.  Children under the age of 16 are required to wear a helmet when riding on public lands.  For more detailed information go to Nicole's Law Adobe PDF. All horseback riders must have proof of current negative Coggins Test results for their horses when on state lands.

 

Camping

Camping is permitted only at designated campsites in campground Adobe PDF only during hunting days.



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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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