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Tiger Bay Wildlife Management Area

Tiger bay

Managed in cooperation with
Florida Forest Service
St. Johns River Water Management District
Volusia County

Tiger Bay Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is an extensive wetland in north central Volusia County, near Daytona Beach. The area is part of the more than 31,000-acre Tiger Bay State Forest. The wildlife management area is bisected by U.S. 92 between Deland and Daytona. Most of the area is cypress swamps and pine-palmetto flatwoods, which burned during the extensive wildfires of 1998.

Recreational opportunities on Tiger Bay WMA include hunting, fishing on several ponds, wildlife viewing, hiking, picnicking, horseback riding, and bicycling (on designated forest roads). Wildlife that make their home on the area include white-tailed deer, wild turkey, black bear, wood stork, wading birds and Bachman's sparrow

Add your bird observations to the Tiger Bay Forest WMA eBird Hotspot.

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.

Rules Regarding Dogs

  • For purposes other 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.
  • For regulations regarding hunting dogs, see FWC's regulations summary brochure.

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