Bayard Wildlife Management Area
Managed in cooperation with the St. Johns River Water Management District.
Bayard WMA is located south of Green Cove Springs and is comprised of over 9,700 acres extending nearly seven miles along the western bank of the St. Johns River. Floodplain forests line the river, while pine flatwoods and sandhill communities are found on higher ground in this diverse area.
For hunting seasons and area regulations, view FWC's regulations summary brochure for Bayard WMA.
Fishing is permitted year-round. A Florida fishing license is required and can be purchased at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com. Although the area is accessible by water, there are no boat launches.
Add your bird observations to the following Bayard Conservation Area eBird hotspots: