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Plank Road Wildlife Management Area

View of a forested wetland at Plank Road Wildlife Management Area

Managed in cooperation with the Florida Forest Service.

As part of Plank Road State Forest, this wildlife management area in Jefferson and Leon Counties is located within a corridor of conservation lands that protect the St. Marks River. The area is dominated by pine flatwoods and forested wetlands that are conserved through prescribed burning, timber management and the treatment of invasive plants.


The area offers good hog hunting. The floodplains, dome swamps and various water bodies found here attract waterfowl and other migratory birds. The WMA offers mobility-impaired hunts.

For area hunting seasons and regulations, see the Plank Road WMA regulations brochure.


The St. Marks River and its tributaries create great opportunities for catching largemouth bass and sunfish.

To hunt or fish, you must possess the appropriate licenses and permits.


Plank Road WMA is a great spot to view wildlife. Try hiking, biking or horseback riding on the roads and fire lines where you may see white-tailed deer, bobcats, river otters, wading birds and even the occasional Florida black bear. Maintaining habitat for wildlife is a key consideration whenever land management decisions are made on Plank Road WMA.

More Information

View FWC's regulations brochure for Plank Road WMA to access an area map, hunting seasons and regulations.

Visit the Florida Forest Service’s webpage for Plank Road State Forest for more information on recreation and land management.