Half Moon Wildlife Management Area


Bordering the Withlacoochee River, scenic creeks meander through hammocks and flatwoods, creating outstanding recreational opportunities.



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Things to do

Enjoy hunting, fishing and wildlife viewing and a network of trails open for hiking, bicycling and horseback riding. read more »


Spot diverse wildlife species such as Florida scrub-jay, sandhill crane, Sherman’s fox squirrel and gopher tortoise.   read more »

Habitat and Management

Restoring longleaf pine habitat and other management at Half Moon helps to protect the Floridan Aquifer, the source of most of Florida’s drinking water. read more »


The site preserves features of 19th- and 20th-century use of the area by local inhabitants. read more »

Planning Your Visit

Half Moon WMA is located near the junction of SR 44 and CR 247 in Sumter County, 8 miles east of Inverness and 7 miles west of I-75.  read more »


FWC Facts:
Barn owls in Florida breed from March through July and nest in secluded places like caves, barns, tree cavities and large birdhouses. They build no actual nest.

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