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Great scenery and abundant wildlife create excellent opportunities for hunting, wildlife viewing, hiking, bicycling and horseback riding. Note that the area is closed to other uses during special opportunity hunts and closed to vehicles except on hunting or scouting days.

Hiking, Bicycling & Horseback Riding

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Enjoy hiking, bicycling and horseback riding through a variety of habitats. Hikers and bicyclists may explore miles of trails; equestrians are restricted to named or numbered roads, except during small game season when hunting from horseback is permitted. See the regulations summary for details. Note that sandy soils and periodic flooding can make hiking and bicycling more challenging.

 

Camping

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Camping is available at the main entrance camping area only during periods open to hunting. See the regulations summary for more information.

 

 


Hunting

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Enjoy Special Opportunity deer and turkey hunts, as well as seasons for quota hog hunts and small game. Appropriate licenses and permits are required. Check the calendar and regulations summary for an area map, specific dates and quota permit requirements.

 

 


Wildlife Viewing

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Some of the best, most accessible wildlife viewing opportunities are along the loop road and the trails beside the creeks. More than 130 bird species have been documented to occur on or near the area, as well as 60 species of butterflies. The WMA is within a designated Critical Butterfly Diversity Area. Visit the Wildlife page for more information.

 



FWC Facts:
The number of Florida residents who participate in wildlife viewing around their homes (3.3 million) would rank them as the 22nd largest state in the nation.

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