T.M. Goodwin Waterfowl Management Area

Managed in cooperation with
St. Johns River Water Management District
North American Wetlands Conservation Council
Ducks Unlimited
Natural Resources Conservation Service


Aerial photo of T. M. Goodwin impoundment
Eddie Harmon
Aerial photo of T.M. Goodwin impoundment

T. M. Goodwin Waterfowl Management Area is a nearly 6,300-acre restoration project in the upper St. Johns Basin in southwest Brevard County. The project comprises 3,000 acres of intensively managed impoundments, with the remaining acres being maintained as open marsh habitat. The project is designed to create high-quality wetland habitat for wintering, migrating, and resident waterfowl, and other wetland life, and to provide recreational opportunities to the public. Hunting of ducks, coots, and snipe is permitted in season. Two loop trails offer opportunities for horseback riding on the levees.  Children under the age of 16 are required to wear a helmet when horseback riding on public lands.  For more detailed information go to Nicole's Law PDF.  All horseback riders must have proof of current negative Coggins Test results for their horses when on state lands.  There are also hiking, biking and fishing opportunities on the area. Paddling opportunities exist in Goodwin Lake year-round and in the impoundments on Goodwin and Broadmoor in the fall and winter when they are flooded.  Vehicle access for Goodwin is on Mondays and Thursdays, and vehicle access for Broadmoor is on Thursdays only.  Camping is not permitted. The T. M. Goodwin Waterfowl Management Area is part of the Great Florida Birding Trail. Marshlands next to the levees are good spots to observe snowy egrets, great blue herons, white ibis, great egrets, night herons, osprey, bald eagles, otters, and alligators.

Rules Regarding Dogs

  • Unleashed dogs other than those used for retrieving waterfowl and snipe are prohibited.
  • General public access is permitted from one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset on days when hunting is not allowed.

For updated information regarding public access to Broadmoor please call the T.M. Goodwin WMA office at (321) 726-2862.


Hunters must comply with all hunting regulations
Hunting Regulations and Maps

T. M. Goodwin Hunt Calendar - Year-at-a-Glance Adobe PDF
(Calendar does not reflect migratory game bird hunting seasons.Adobe PDF)


Seasons SummaryDates (range July 2014 through June 2015)
Special September Duck Season September 21 and 24
Duck, Light Goose and Coot NNovember 23, 26 and 30; December 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28 and 31; January 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21 and 25
Waterfowl Season – Youth Hunt February 1 and 2
Snipe February 4, 8, 11 and 15


FWC Facts:
Cranes are quite omnivorous. They feed on seeds, grain, berries, insects, earthworms, mice, small birds, snakes, lizards, frogs and crayfish, but they do not "fish" like herons.

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