Flying Eagle Wildlife Management Area
Managed in cooperation with the Southwest Florida Water Management District.
Flying Eagle Wildlife Management Area is a mosaic of lakes, marshes and swamps along five miles of the Withlacoochee River in southeastern Citrus County. More than 10,000 acres provide recreation opportunities and help recharge the Floridan aquifer.
For hunting seasons and area regulations, view FWC's regulations summary brochure for Flying Eagle WMA.
Fishing is permitted year-round. A Florida fishing license is required and can be purchased at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com. Moccasin Slough Bridge offers good fishing.
See the Southwest Florida Water Management District's webpage for Flying Eagle Preserve for information about camping.
Hunting, fishing, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, wildlife viewing and primitive camping are some of the recreational opportunities available at this natural area. There are around 22 miles of multiuse trails. The roads are scenic and pass through wooded hammocks and old pastures. Public boat launches can be found at the adjoining park and East Trail's End Road.
For more information on recreation, see the Southwest Florida Water Management District's webpage for Flying Eagle Preserve.
For an area map, hunting seasons, permits, fees, rules regarding dogs and area regulations, view FWC's regulations summary brochure for Flying Eagle WMA.