Managed in cooperation with
Florida Forest Service

 

photo open water and cypress trees
Fred Robinette

Pine Log WMA consists of nearly 7,000 acres, entirely within the boundaries of Pine Log State Forest, near Ebro in northwestern Bay and southwestern Washington counties. South of Highway 20, Pine Log is bisected by SR 79. Three creeks-Pine Log Creek, Little Crooked Creek, and Ditch Branch-are found on the area. Land cover consists of mature longleaf pine, stands of young pine, titi swamps, and cypress ponds. Pine Log is home to a number of listed species including the flatwoods salamander, Eastern indigo snake, gopher tortoise, southern red lily, and the white-top pitcher plant. Over 14 miles of hiking trails have been established on the area, including a segment of the Florida National Scenic Trail (hikers only), the Dutch Tieman Trail (hikers, off-road bicycles), the Campground Loop (hikers only), and Crooked Creek Trail (primarily off-road bicycle). The 12.5-mile Old Sawmill Loop was developed as an equestrian trail.  Children under the age of 16 are required to wear a helmet when horseback riding on public lands.  For more detailed information go to Nicole's Law PDF.  All horseback riders must have proof of current negative Coggins Test results for their horses when on state lands. Camping is permitted at three designated primitive campsites and at the Sand Pine Campground. This area is a site on the Great Florida Birding Trail.

Rules Regarding Dogs

  • For purposes other than hunting, dogs are allowed, but must be kept under physical restraint at all times. Dogs are prohibited in areas posted as "Closed to Public Access" by FWC administrative action. No person shall allow any dog to pursue or molest any wildlife during any period in which the taking of wildlife by the use of dogs is prohibited.
  • Hunting dogs may be taken onto the WMA after 8 a.m. the day before the opening of a season and shall be removed by 6 p.m. one day after the end of the season. Hunting with dogs, other than bird dogs or retrievers, is prohibited. Dogs are prohibited in areas posted as "Closed to Public Access" by FWC administrative action. No person shall allow any dog to pursue or molest any wildlife during any period in which the taking of wildlife by the use of dogs is prohibited. Dogs on leashes may be used for trailing wounded game.



FWC Facts:
The song of the wood thrush is so beautiful it inspired Handel to write a piece of music in the bird's honor. This songbird sings a loud, flute-like song, ending in a trill.

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