Babcock Webb – Numbered Road 10

I had seen the posts indicating numbered road 10 before but it had always looked like a rough path, generally overgrown which was not suitable for most cars.  On my trip down Tucker Grade to Route 31 though I discovered that one part had been gravelled between Tucker Grade and Powerline Grade.  This looks like it had been done by Florida Power and Light to provide a midpoint access to Powerline Grade.  Whatever the reason, it is now a passable road although only accessible by hikers or during hunting season when Tucker Grade is open.

The access point is easy to see on Tucker Grade.  The turn has a pretty wide grade and is an excellent turnaround if you aren’t going to go the whole way out to Snag Lake.

The road proceeds through the typical pine flatwoods of the area.  Interestingly, there are pines with the painted bands of a Red Cockaded Woodpecker nesting sites here.

Along the way, you can see the road signposts.

but, when you hit powerline, it’s the end of the road.  While Road 10 actually continues to intersect with Seaboard Grade it is not passable except by offroad capable vehicles.

Powerline is an easy drive but, is usually locked at various points.  I did not travel it but, suspect that the next access points would be Tucker Grade near the access to the hunting reserved area and Route 31.


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Retired, living in SW Florida and spending my time at nature photography in my local area. I volunteer with a couple of local organizations to help my adopted home town. Travelling is now by airplane and car instead of a sailboat but happy anyway.
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