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Big Bend Wildlife Management Area

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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