Camping on Wildlife Management Areas
Make your camping reservations through FWC’s convenient online reservation system for the campgrounds listed below.
With some exceptions, camping is generally very primitive and seasonal. Camping seasons, rules, permits and fees vary from site to site.
Reserve a Camp Site
Three Lakes WMA
On the Prairie Lakes Unit, enjoy primitive camping at any of the five family-sized campsites or the single group campsite. You must obtain a no-cost camping permit from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission by calling (352) 732-1225. These sites are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Primitive camping is not permitted at these sites during established hunts at Prairie Lakes, with the exception of the small game season. For those looking to camp during established hunts on the Prairie Lakes Unit when primitive camping is not permitted or during the hunting season on Three Lakes, you may camp at any of the three hunter-designated camping areas (US-441, SR-60, or CR-523 designated hunting entrances/check stations). A camping permit is not required at any of the hunter-designated camping areas and they are first-come, first-served.
Camping is also allowed at designated campsites along the Florida Trail throughout the year for through-hikers only and does not require a camping permit. See the Three Lakes and the Three Lakes/Prairie Lakes Unit regulations summary brochures for hunting season dates and campsite locations.
Additional Camping Opportunities
Additional camping opportunities are available on the following FWC lead wildlife management areas. These camping sites are not available in the online registration system at this time. For information, see the Camping section of the Thing To Do page for each area.