Andrews - Things to Do
Great scenery and abundant wildlife reward visitors to this Suwannee River gem. Enjoy small high-quality hunts, excellent bank fishing and ten miles of shady trails, perfect for hiking and bicycling. For information on recreation opportunities, wildlife viewing tips, detailed maps, download the Andrews WMA Recreation Guide.
Andrews has a good population of deer and turkey and features two- to three-day high-quality hunts, and supervised youth and family hunts. Check the regulations summary brochure and hunt calendar before you visit.
If you see a sick or abnormally thin deer or deer dead of unknown causes, please report its location to the CWD hotline, (866) CWD-WATCH (293-9282).
Catch redbreast sunfish and Suwannee bass from your boat, from a dock or by bank fishing along three miles of shoreline. Fishing is best in April, May and June. Carry appropriate licenses and permits.
The mature hardwood forest at this Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail site attracts diverse wildlife, from deer and turkey to woodpeckers and wood ducks. Visit the Wildlife page for more details.
Hiking and Bicycling
Hikers and bicyclists may explore about ten miles of well-maintained nature trails and unpaved roads. Highlights include great scenery and abundant wildlife. A boardwalk extends into a floodplain swamp. Download the Andrews WMA Trail Guide.
Canoe or kayak the scenic Suwannee River after parking and hand-launching at the picnic area (a short portage may be necessary). Paddle to two nearby state parks, Manatee Springs or Fanning Springs, just upstream.