Open/Closed Status of FWC-managed Areas

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Due to hazardous road conditions where flooding is taking place and to ensure public safety, the following WMA roads have been temporarily closed to vehicle traffic. (Effective April 10 until lead managing agencies determine that flooding has subsided such that these roads are safe for public vehicle use.)

  • Devil’s Hammock WMA – Andrews Road (closed by Levy County);
  • Four Creeks WMA – Hobbs Landing Road and that portion of Five Mile Road that lies east of the intersection with Campground Road (closed by Florida Forest Service);
  • Big Bend WMA - Spring Creek Unit – that portion of Strickland Bridge Road that lies south of the intersection with Loop Road; Little Spring Road and roads 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. (closed by FWC)

Due to hazardous road conditions where flooding is taking place and to ensure public safety, Florida Forest Service (FFS) staff have temporarily closed the following WMA roads to vehicle traffic. (Effective March 18 until FFS staff determine that flooding has subsided such that these roads are safe for public vehicle use.)

  • Cary WMA – that portion of Cypress Pond Road that lies between No Catch Road and Powerline Road;

Due to hazardous road conditions where flooding is taking place and to ensure public safety, the following WMA road has been temporarily closed to vehicle traffic, effective March 18:

  • Big Shoals WMA – that portion of Road 1 that lies between the intersection with Road 8 and the intersection with Road 14.

Suwannee/Santa Fe River Flood-related Speed Zones

  • Suwannee River - Idle-speed, no-wake in effect for Zone 1. (See 04/16/14 news release)
  • Suwannee River - Idle-speed, no-wake in effect for Zone 3 and Zone 4. (See 04/14/14 news release)
  • Santa Fe River - Idle-speed, no-wake zone in effect for Zone 5. (See 03/19/14 news release)

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