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Escribano Point - Planning Your Visit

Helpful Information

Escribano Point is open year-round, but except for a paved public road that leads to the two campgrounds in the Grassy Point area, access is limited and few of the unimproved roads run through the WMA. In most cases, because of vehicular access restrictions imposed by Eglin AFB, visitors can drive only part of the way and then must walk the rest. Paddling and wildlife viewing are most pleasant in the fall, winter and spring.

  • Get directions to Escribano Point Wildlife Management Area
  • A permit from Eglin AFB is required to access Department of Defense Lands. The permit costs $10.00 and can be purchased at: Natural Resources Branch, 107 Hwy 85 North, Niceville, FL 32578; (850) 882-4164.
  • To hunt or fish you must possess the appropriate license and permit.
  • See the regulations summary for hours of operation and vehicle use guidelines.
  • Dogs are permitted, but must be kept under physical restraint at all times. Regulations regarding hunting dogs can be found in the regulations summary.
  • Restrooms are available for campers in the campgrounds; otherwise, there are no restroom facilities.

Escribano Point WMA Hunt Calendar


This calendar is not a comprehensive guide to the hunting seasons on this area. For additional information about dates, times and regulations please check the regulations summary.

Seasons Summary Dates (range July 2019 through June 2020)

Season Dates
Archery October 26 and November 10
Small Game November 9 through March 1
General Gun November 28- December 1, January 25 - February 2, and February 7 - 10
Muzzleloading Gun December 7-9
Archery / Muzzleloading Gun February 15-17
Spring Turkey March 21-23, April 3-5, 10-12 and 24-26