Cedar Key Scrub Wildlife Management Area
Managed in cooperation with the Department of Environmental Protection.
Cedar Key Scrub WMA consists of 4,988 acres of tidal marsh, cypress swamp, scrub oak, and flatwoods north of Cedar Key in Levy County. The wetlands provide habitat for roseate spoonbills, wood storks and amphibians such as one-toed amphibians. Drier areas support Florida mice, gopher frogs, indigo snakes, Florida scrub-jay and white-tailed deer. Recreational activities include hunting, wildlife viewing, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, and picnicking. Children under the age of 16 are required to wear a helmet when horseback riding on public lands. For more detailed information go to Nicole's Law. All horseback riders must have proof of current negative Coggins Test results for their horses when on state lands. Camping is prohibited on the area. Recent prescribed burns are helping to restore the fire-dependent scrub ecosystem.
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Rules Regarding Dogs
- For purposes other than hunting, dogs are allowed, but must be kept under physical restraint at all times. Dogs are prohibited in areas posted as "Closed to Public Access" by FWC administrative action. No person shall allow any dog to pursue or molest any wildlife during any period in which the taking of wildlife by the use of dogs is prohibited.
- Hunting with dogs is prohibited. Dogs on leashes may be used for trailing wounded game. Dogs are prohibited in areas posted as "Closed to Public Access" by FWC administrative action. No person shall allow any dog to pursue or molest any wildlife during any period in which the taking of wildlife by the use of dogs is prohibited.
- Visit Florida Department of Environmental Protection's web site for Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve.
- View FWC's regulations summary brochure for Cedar Key Scrub for an area map, hunting seasons, permits, fees, and area regulations.