Tate's Hell, Tate’s Hell Off-Highway Vehicle Trail System, Tates Hell, Pine Branch Staging Area
Last Known Status
This large area offers about 150 miles of designated trails that wind through a dense swamp and pine flatwoods forest, with wildlife consisting of panthers, bald eagles, gopher tortoise and black bear. The forest gets its name from a local legend of a farmer named Cebe Tate who back in 1875 got lost for about a week while searching for the panther that was killing his livestock. After emerging from the swamp near the town of Carrabelle he came across some locals and just before dying said "My name is Cebe Tate, and I just came from Hell!"