In support of the resource management goals and objectives for the area and to provide a quality experience for all area users, the following recreation activities are allowed.



Hunting of waterfowl and white-tailed deer occurs in the fall and winter. Water levels play an important role in deer population dynamics and have a major influence on deer hunting opportunities each year. The Commission conducts annual deer recruitment and population index surveys, and manages the deer population on a sustained-yield basis by recommending annual harvests based on the population index.

The sloughs in the northeast portions of the area are popular with waterfowl hunters.


Hunting Regulations, Map and Calendar
Alligator Hunting Information



The canals surrounding the area support many species of game fish including largemouth bass, bluegill and other species of sunfish, as well as catfish and several species of exotic fishes. In addition, the canal system serves as refuge for smaller fish species during periods of severe drought. These forage fish are an important part of the prey base for many species of wading birds. Reference the map of Holey Land WMA PDF to locate boat ramp(s). Fishing license information.



Wildlife Viewing

Levees are good places to view wildlife. You may encounter white-tailed deer, raccoons, common opossums, armadillos, river otter, bobcats, rabbits, songbirds and various wading birds.

This area is part of the Great Florida Birding Trail.

Visit the  Wildlife page for more information about the area's wildlife.



Hiking can be done on most levees.  The levees provide a scenic view of the area and the wildlife activity within.



Biking can be done on most levees.




Camping is permitted only on the L-5 and Miami Canal levees. Camps may be set up seven days before  archery season, and must be removed six days after the close of  general gun season. At other times, camping is permitted only on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Map of Holey Land WMA PDF.

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