Discover and Explore
The diverse wildlife management area (WMA) network caters to a broad spectrum of recreationists who appreciate variety and solitude. Trails open to hiking, bicycling or horseback riding meander past sinkholes and creeks, through shaded hammocks and forested wetlands, or across well-burned pinelands and open prairie. Some trails navigate the remains of historic logging trams and settlements; others lead to modern viewing platforms and scenic overlooks. Some WMA trail systems even connect with the Florida National Scenic Trail and offer primitive camping spots for through-hikers.
There are additional primitive camping opportunities at some WMAs; others feature shooting ranges and geocaching adventures and a few offer scenic driving tours. Canoeists and kayakers can plan paddling adventures using detailed guides to paddling trails that explore remote canopied rivers and expanses of salt marshes, tidal creeks and open water along the Gulf Coast. Accommodations for persons with disabilities vary at each WMA.
To check on the status of scheduled hunts, review the hunt regulations and Year-at-a-glance calendars in the Planning Your Visit section of each wildlife management area website.