Birding · Geological Significance · Historical Significance · River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife
Need to Know
Currently, there is no fee associated with this recreation area. Belmore State Forest has mostly unimproved roads, so please be plan accordingly. Four wheel drive is recommended.
The Homesteaders Hollow Trail begins and ends at the Coot's Shanty Recreation Area on Belmore State Forests' Ates Creek Tract. This trail follows moderately uneven terrain along winding streams, managed timber stands and old homesites of Clay County pioneers.
Although foundations and other homesite remnants are long gone, these areas still show signs of previous habitation with towering cedar and live oak trees and even some still growing fruit trees.
There is one camp zone located on the Homesteaders Hollow Trail. It is hike-in only and tent only.
Flora & Fauna
Flowering plants (in season), native trees and shrubs, whitetail deer, fox, Sherman's Fox Squirrel, coyote, black bear, bald eagle and many more!
Keep your eyes peeled for whitetail deer, bald eagles, fox and the occasional coyote. Belmore is also Bear Country, so please plan accordingly when you visit.
Shared By: Justin Rogers