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Hilochee Wildlife Management Area

Things to do

Find high-quality quota hunts, numerous fishing opportunities and abundant wildlife along trails and roads open to hiking, bicycling and horseback riding.

Wildlife

Diverse upland and wetland habitats support both rare and common species that include gopher tortoises, wild turkey and white-tailed deer.

Habitat and Management

Hilochee’s habitats, a significant part of the Green Swamp ecosystem, are being restored to their historic, healthy functions. 

History

Past timber production, agriculture and mining activity on Hilochee significantly altered natural habitats and set the stage for an aggressive restoration effort underway today.

Planning Your Visit

Hilochee WMA consists of separate units located in Lake and Polk counties. The Main Unit is 10 miles south of Clermont; the Osprey Unit is 15 miles northeast of Lakeland.

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