Chassahowitzka - Planning Your Visit
In the fall you can hunt for white-tailed deer and feral hogs on Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area. The best times to hike or bike are on non-hunting days in the fall through the spring. In the fall the wet prairies scattered throughout the flatwoods are ablaze with wildflowers. Heat, humidity, and mosquitoes are likely to be intense in the summer.
Throughout the year, you can take a driving tour deep into the hardwood swamp. Hunting is prohibited on the Weeki Wachee Tract and the Seville Tract. Only small game hunting is permitted on the Annutteliga Hammock Tract.
- Get directions to Chassahowitztka Wildlife Management Area.
- A Chassahowitzka WMA SCUBA Diving Registration is required and must be on-file with the FWC prior to SCUBA diving at Eagles Nest Sink or Buford Spring.
- Order the Chassahowitzka Recreation Guide.
- For hours of operation and vehicle use guidelines, see the regulations summary brochure.
- Dogs are permitted, except south of County Road 550, but must be kept under physical restraint at all times. Find regulations regarding hunting dogs in the regulations summary brochure.
- Vault toilets are available at the main designated entrance on Rattlesnake Camp Road and at the parking area at Eagles Nest Sink.
- A Daily-Use Permit is required to enter this area, unless you have purchased a Wildlife Management Area Permit. To hunt or fish you must also possess the appropriate license and permit.