Belmore State Forest - Ates Creek Tract

Total Miles
9.2

Elevation

39.56 ft

Duration

2 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Fall

Trail Overview

Belmore State Forest is an approximately 12,000 square-mile state forest located in Clay County, Florida. The forest is about 15 minutes west of Green Cove Springs. Wild turkeys, white-tailed deer, hawks, and songbirds are just a few of the species that can be found in the forest. Belmore is also home to several threatened species and species of special concern, including the gopher tortoise, Sherman's fox squirrel, Florida black bear, American alligator, and eastern indigo snake.

Difficulty

The trails are dirt roads and are easily driven by any 4WD truck or SUV. During dry times, the roads can be driven by most 2WD vehicles. During wet times, the trails can become very muddy in areas and can require the use of 4WD.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

Wes Smith
Feb 10, 2024
4x4
Open
Dusty
Muddy/Wet
Oscar Melendez
Feb 06, 2024
4x4
Open
Wes Smith
Dec 26, 2023
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet

Access Description

The Ates Creek Tract is accessible from County Road 315 on the north and Bellamy Road on the south. The forestry headquarters is located on State Road 16.

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