Dr. Ken Sassaman, the Hyatt and Cici Brown Professor of Florida Archaeology at the University of Florida, and his students have been working with the Lower Suwannee Refuge to understand the history of Shell Mound, and what it can tell us about our present and future. Changes have been made to the Shell Mound Trail to better highlight the newest information from their investigations. With some assistance from the Friends, Dr. Sassaman will soon have a new trail guide available to the public. For a sneak peek, you can look at the draft version of the guide in the Maps/Trails section of this website.
Need information? Refuge Manager Andrew Gude can be reached by text or phone at 703.622.3896.
CR 347 in Levy County is open again following the closure due to flooding. Access to the Refuge in Levy County and Dixie County is still very limited because of high water.
The print version of the 2019-2020 Hunt Regulations Brochure is now available at Refuge headquarters. For an digital version,
The Refuge is open daily from dawn to dusk.
Visitors are welcome to walk or bicycle around yellow Refuge gates.
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