Little River Wildlife Management Area

Managed in cooperation with
Suwannee River Water Management District


photo of hardwood hammock
Edwin McCook
Suwannee River
Water Management District

Little River WMA lies along the Middle Suwannee in southwest Suwannee County, north of Branford.  This quiet area consists of more than 2,000 acres, offering hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing, hiking, paddling, horseback riding, and limited biking opportunities.  This area has become very popular for high quality deer hunts. Those hunting during the muzzleloading season have an excellent opportunity to bag a trophy deer. Small game hunting is also excellent as gray squirrels and wild hog are abundant on the area. Children under the age of 16 are required to wear a helmet when horseback riding on public lands.  All horseback riders must have proof of current negative Coggins Test results for their horses when on state lands. Numerous springs along this portion of the Suwannee contribute to the river's flow. The river and adjacent floodplains provide ample opportunities for wildlife viewing. Wading birds, otters, and turtles are abundant. You can view a map of the Middle Suwannee basin on the Suwannee River Water Management District's website.

FWC Facts:
Breeding season for Florida black bears is summer, with the peak occurring from about mid-June through July.

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