Recreation guide to District lands
In this section
Tiger Bay State Forest
27,396 acres. The District jointly owns 11,155 acres with the state of Florida.
In the east-central portion of Volusia County, approximately seven miles west of Daytona Beach, both north and south of U.S. 92.
This extensive wetland forest is critical to aquifer recharge in the area. The forest consists of large areas of hydric swamp forest with embedded pine islands and a large pine ridge. The purchase of this land began in 1977 under the Environmentally Endangered Lands program.
The land’s position among several publicly owned lands contributes to wildlife corridors for several species, including the Florida black bear. It is also a potential nesting and foraging area for the bald eagle.
- Hiking, picnicking, fishing, canoeing, boating, nature study, wildlife viewing, primitive camping by permit and seasonal hunting (please check hunt dates and hunt season restrictions). View hunting information.
- Horseback riding and bicycling are allowed on designated forest roads.
- An interpretive trail is located near Indian Lake. more info
Restrictions: more info
- Off-road vehicles (including motorcycles and all-terrain or track vehicles) are not allowed on property.
- Boats with internal combustion engines are prohibited on waters of this state forest.
From the I-95/U.S. 92 interchange, the first access point can be reached by going four miles west on U.S. 92 and turning north (right) onto Indian Lake Road. The forest entrance is approximately 1.75 miles. The second access point is six miles west on U.S. 92, on the south (left) side of the road. The third access point is 6.5 miles west on U.S. 92. Parking is on the north (right) side of the road, at the forest office headquarters. The fourth access is seven miles west on U.S. 92 on the north (right) side of the road. An additional access area is off State Road 40, approximately five miles west of I-95 on the south side of the road.
For more information:
The Florida Forest Service is the lead manager. Call the Forestry Service at (386) 226-0250.