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Beaverdam Creek Wildlife Management Area

Beaverdam creek

Managed in cooperation with the Northwest Florida Water Management District.

Part of a complex of public and private conservation lands bordering the Apalachicola River in Liberty County, the Beaverdam Creek Wildlife Management Area preserves the rich biological diversity unique to this part of Florida. The WMA helps to protect the water quality of the river and its tributary creeks. Located on the east bank of the Apalachicola River north of Bristol, Beaverdam Creek WMA shares a portion of its eastern boundary with the Nature Conservancy’s Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve and Torreya State Park. The area is named for Beaverdam Creek, a shallow stream that enters the property from the east and meanders south to the river. Home to extensive river floodplain, steep bluffs, shallow creeks and rare plants, this region of Florida attracts scientists and a variety of recreationists.

Beaverdam Creek WMA is open for public use year-round. Visitors may enter the area from Harry Donar Road or the Apalachicola River. Vehicles may be driven on Harry Donar Road year-round; however, the road that extends about one-half mile south from the boat ramp at the end of Harry Donar Road is only open during hunting seasons. For more information about public access, view the regulations brochure.


The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission administers hunting-related activities. For information about hunts on the area, see the regulations brochure for Beaverdam Creek WMA and visit FWC's Hunting in Florida page.


Fishing is allowed year round. A fishing license is required. For more information, see FWC's freshwater fishing regulations.

A boat ramp located on the east side of the river at the end of Harry Donar Road provides access to the Apalachicola River.


Wildlife is abundant and includes white-tailed deer, wild turkey and gray squirrel. Swallow-tailed and Mississippi kites can be seen here in the spring and summer.

Add your bird observations to the eBird Hotspot for Beaverdam Creek WMA .


Visitors enjoy hunting, fishing, horseback riding, boating, hiking and wildlife viewing.

Camping is prohibited. 

More Information

View FWC's regulations brochure for Beaverdam Creek WMA for an area map, hunting seasons, permits, fees and rules about dogs.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission: (850) 265-3676

Northwest Florida Water Management District: (850) 539-5999.