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Big Bend Wildlife Management 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

From hunting and fishing to paddling and bicycling, outdoor recreational opportunities abound at Big Bend WMA.


Views of a variety of resident and migratory wildlife, including butterflies, reward visitors to this Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail site.

Habitat and Management

Diverse, well-managed habitats support healthy wildlife populations and provide high-quality recreation.


Big Bend’s abundant fish, wildlife and timber resources have attracted people for thousands of years.

Planning Your Visit

Located along the Gulf Coast in Taylor and Dixie counties, the five units of the Big Bend WMA extend from the mouth of the Aucilla River to just past the town of Horseshoe Beach.

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