Belmore Wildlife Management Area
Managed in cooperation with the Florida Forest Service.
Belmore WMA occupies over 8,700 acres of the Ates Creek Tract in the Belmore State Forest. The WMA is located in south-central Clay County, approximately 16 miles from Green Cove Springs. Ates Creek, a tributary of the South Fork of Black Creek, flows through the forest for six miles. The variety of natural communities here provides public recreation opportunities and wildlife habitat while performing essential roles in the protection of water quality, groundwater recharge, flood control and aquatic habitat.
For hunting seasons and area regulations, view FWC's regulations summary brochure for Belmore WMA.
Fishing is permitted year-round. A Florida fishing license is required and can be purchased at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com.
Recreational opportunities include hunting, fishing, horseback riding, hiking, bicycling and wildlife viewing. The network of unpaved roads is ideal for hiking, bicycling and horseback riding.