Beaverdam Creek Wildlife Management Area
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.
Visitors enjoy hunting, fishing, horseback riding, boating, hiking and wildlife viewing.
Camping is prohibited.