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Apalachicola River Wildlife and Environmental Area


To minimize exposure to COVID-19 and help protect visitors and employees, the FWC is closing all designated campgrounds on the Wildlife Management Area system for a minimum of 30 days beginning Monday, March 23 at 10 a.m. Also, permits for camping after Monday, March 23 will be canceled. On areas where it is currently allowed, dispersed wilderness camping (camping outside of designated campgrounds or where no permit is required) will continue to be allowed, but only for groups of less than 10 people.

Things to Do

Enjoy hunting, fishing and miles of paddling trails along the Apalachicola River.


More than 280 bird species and other wildlife may be found at this Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail site.

Habitat and Management

Well-managed uplands and floodplain forests support rare plants and diverse wildlife.


For over 12,000 years, humans have enjoyed this region’s abundant resources.

Planning Your Visit

The WEA spans the lower reaches of the Apalachicola River and floodplain, extending north from Apalachicola Bay to Liberty County.

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