Special Use Vehicle Summary 2014-2015

Wildlife Management Areas and Wildlife and Environmental Areas

Northwest Region

For information on additional areas, call 850-265-3676 or go to
 SUV Permits - Summary of WMAs and Maps

Revised July, 2014 (next update June 2015)

 

Apalachee WMA

SUV permit needed for firelines and ungated roads. Driving through fields, or off of established firelines or roads is prohibited. ATVs are allowed.

Apalachicola WMA

SUV permit is not valid on this area per U.S. Forest Service Policy.  U.S. Forest Service regulations must be adhered to when operating an ORV or ATV on the area.

Apalachicola WMA – Bradwell Unit

SUV permit is not valid on this area per U.S. Forest Service Policy.  U.S. Forest Service regulations must be adhered to when operating an ORV or ATV on the area.

Apalachicola River WEA

SUV permit needed to operate vehicles on service roads and firelines that are not cabled or otherwise mechanically/physically closed to vehicular traffic.  ATVs are prohibited on lands owned by the Northwest Florida Water Management District and on those lands lying east of East Bay and Cash Bayou. SUV permit not valid for Tate's Hell State Forest portion of this WMA, ample open roads available

Aucilla WMA

SUV permit not valid for this WMA, ample open roads available.

Beaverdam Creek WMA

SUV permit not valid on this WMA, ample open roads available.

Blackwater WMA

SUV permit not valid for this WMA, ample open roads available.

Blackwater WMA – Carr Unit

Hunting allowed only by persons possessing a special-opportunity Blackwater released quail permit (no exceptions).  ATVs are prohibited.  Permit valid only during periods when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed.

Blackwater WMA – Hutton Unit

SUV permit not valid for this WMA, ample open roads available.

Box-R WMA

Permit holder should display permit to check station operator upon entry into the WMA when check station is manned.  Use of vehicles is prohibited on archeological sites, bald eagle nesting areas, newly planted pine plantations, wildlife food plots and areas posted as closed for wildlife surveys.  Roads closed by gates or cables are closed to vehicles.  ATVs are prohibited.

Chipola River WMA

SUV permit not valid for this WMA, ample open roads available.

Choctawhatchee River WMA

SUV permit not valid for this WMA, ample open roads available.

Econfina Creek WMA

SUV permit not valid for this WMA, ample open roads available.  ATVs are prohibited except in the designated Mobility-Impaired Area, during mobility-impaired hunts and scouting days only by persons possessing quota permits for the designated hunt.

Eglin AFB WMA

SUV permit not valid for this WMA, ample open roads available.

Escambia River WMA

SUV permit not valid for this WMA, ample open roads available.

Flint Rock WMA

SUV permit not valid for this WMA, ample open roads available.  Recreational Use permit required (no exceptions).

Joe Budd WMA

Permit holder should display permit to check station operator upon entry into the WMA when check station is manned.  Use of licensed vehicles is prohibited on archeological sites, bald eagle nesting areas, newly planted pine plantations, wildlife food plots and areas posted as closed for wildlife surveys.  Roads closed by gates or cables are closed to vehicles.  ATVs are prohibited.

Juniper Creek

SUV permit is not valid on this area per U.S. Forest Service Policy.  U.S. Forest Service regulations must be adhered to when operating an ORV or ATV on the area.

L. Kirk Edwards WEA

Permit holders will need to contact the FWC NW Regional Office at 850-265-3676 (8 am – 5 pm ET, Monday through Friday) for combination to perimeter gates.  Licensed vehicles allowed on all closed roads except those closed by cable or physical barriers.  Driving on firelines, trails or cross-country (off-road) is prohibited.  Permit valid only during periods when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed.  ATVs are prohibited.

Lafayette Creek WMA

SUV permit not valid for this WMA, ample open roads available. 

Ochlockonee River WMA

Use of licensed vehicles is prohibited on archeological sites, bald eagle nesting areas, newly planted pine plantations, wildlife food plots and areas posted as closed for wildlife surveys.  Roads closed by gates or cables are closed to vehicles.  ATVs are prohibited.

Permit valid only during periods when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed.  

Perdido River WMA

SUV permit not valid for this WMA, ample open roads available.

Pine Log WMA

SUV permit not valid for this WMA, ample open roads available.

Point Washington WMA

SUV permit not valid for this WMA, ample open roads available.

Talquin WMA

Use of licensed vehicles is prohibited on archeological sites, bald eagle nesting areas, newly planted pine plantations, wildlife food plots and areas posted as closed for wildlife surveys.  Roads closed by gates or cables are closed to vehicles.  ATVs are prohibited.  Permit valid only during periods when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed. 

Tate’s Hell WMA

SUV permit not valid for this WMA, ample open roads available.

Tate's Hell WMA – Womack Creek Unit

SUV permit not valid on this area, ample open roads are available.

Tyndall AFB WMA

SUV permit not valid on this area.

Wakulla WMA

SUV permit applies to licensed vehicles only. Use of licensed vehicles is limited to designated roads (see map).  Permit holders are required to contact the Wakulla Forestry Site one week prior to selected hunts at 850-421-3101 or 850-421-3103 (8 am – 5 pm, Monday through Friday) for access information to perimeter gates.  Use of licensed vehicles is prohibited on archeological sites, bald eagle nesting areas, newly planted pine plantations, wildlife food plots and areas posted as closed for wildlife surveys.  Permit valid only during periods when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed.

Yellow River WMA

SUV permit not valid for this WMA, ample open roads available.



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