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Twin Rivers Wildlife Management Area

Twin Rivers

Managed in cooperation with
Suwannee River Water Management District
Florida Forest Service

Twin Rivers Wildlife Management Area (WMA) consists of more than 9,000 acres in 14 non-contiguous tracts in Madison, Hamilton and Suwannee counties. Most of the land is in the 100-year floodplain of the Withlacoochee and Suwannee rivers. Natural communities include river bottom hardwoods, upland hardwoods, natural pines and pine plantations. Portions of the Florida Trail follow the Suwannee River, where alligator, otter and beaver may be observed. This area is a site on the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail.

Add your bird observations to the following Twin Rivers State Forest eBird Hotspots:

Twin Rivers State Forest - Westwood East and West

Twin Rivers State Forest - Ellaville Tract

Hunting, Fishing, wildlife viewing, canoeing, horseback riding, hiking, bicycling and picnicking are permitted. A quota hunt permit is required to hunt in this area where deer hunting is excellent. 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 during periods open to hunting. Permits are required for camping during non-hunting periods. The Florida Forest Service issues camping permits. Call (386) 208-1461 for more information.

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

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