J.W. Corbett - Planning Your Visit


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In the fall, hunting pressure on Corbett is intense. Hunters can camp at a number of sites and enjoy fishing in semi-circular, stocked manmade ponds. The Hungryland Boardwalk and Trail is located far from the hunting area and is open year-round. Hiking along the 1.2-mile trail is most pleasant in the fall, winter, and spring. In the spring and fall, oak hammocks and cypress swamps along the trail are alive with songs of migratory warblers. During fall and winter, you may see pairs of sandhill cranes that nest on the area. In the summer, the Everglades Youth Conservation Camp External Website offers a host of programs for youth and families. The cooler, drier months of the year are good for camping and observing wading bird.

J.W. Corbett Hunt Calendar
- Year-at-a-Glance


  • Dogs are permitted, but must be kept under physical restraint at all times. Find regulations regarding hunting dogs in the regulations summary.
  • Restrooms are not available at this location.
  • Public recreational access is allowed year-round except two weeks prior to archery season when the area is closed to other users. Check dates in the regulations summary for more information. Hiking on the Ocean to Lake Trail External Website and the Hungryland Boardwalk and Trail is allowed year-round.


Seasons Summary Dates (range July 2016 through June 2017)
Archery August 27 through September 18
Muzzleloading Gun October 1-16
General Gun November 5 through January 1
Small Game January 2 through February 12
Spring Turkey - Youth February 25-26 (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until sunset)
Spring Turkey March 4 through April 9 (Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays only) (Legal shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise until sunset)

FWC Facts:
The world's whooping crane population has gradually increased from a low of 22 birds in 1941 to 503 birds in 2009.

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