Stairsteps Unit Designated Trails
The Stairsteps Unit is broken into various zones.
Zone-2 allows for off-road vehicle use by Swamp Buggies and all-terrain vehicle. Dispersed camping is allowed. You may drive to a location along a designated trail nearest the camping spot you prefer, park along the shoulder of the trail, in such a manner that does not impede travel by others, and carry your camping equipment to the site. Currently, there are 6 miles of primary and .5 miles of secondary trails within the unit.
Zone-3 currently allows for off-road vehicle use by Swamp Buggies and all-terrain vehicles. Dispersed camping is allowed, as described above. The unit currently has 3 miles of primary and .5 miles of secondary trails.
Zone-4 can be accessed only by airboats. Airboats may access designated camp areas. This zone currently has 57 miles of designated trails.
To view a low resolution map (11" x 17") of the trails of all zones in the unit that allow off-road vehicle access click here.
Click here for a list of trails in the unit that provides coordinates of start and end points, identifies whether a trail is open or closed, length of trail and destination information.
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