Half Moon WMA is a 9,554-acre composite of
wetlands, hammocks, flatwoods, and improved pasture. The
Withlacoochee River borders the area to the west and Ventura Ranch
borders Half Moon on the east. Mill Creek and Gum Slough, scenic
spring-fed tributaries of the Withlacoochee, traverse the area.
Half Moon's scrubby flatwoods are home to a small population of
threatened Florida scrub-jays.
Portions of Half Moon are recharge areas for the
Floridan aquifer, the source of most of Florida's drinking water.
Here limestone of the Upper Floridan aquifer is visible at the land
surface. Excellent opportunities exist for a variety of
recreational activities, including horseback riding, wildlife
viewing, biking, hiking, fishing, and hunting. Half Moon's array of
wetlands contributes significantly to floral, faunal, and habitat
View the Recreation Master Plan
for Half Moon Wildlife Management
View the Conceptual
for Half Moon Wildlife Management Area.