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J. W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area

Closures and Updates Related to COVID-19

As COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to impact our communities, the FWC is taking proactive measures to protect stakeholders, staff and volunteers. Find information related to WMA closures by clicking the red "COVID-19 Updates" button below. Before visiting a WMA, check the open/closed status of that WMA. Please also note some WMAs and recreational areas within WMAs throughout the state have been closed by partner agencies.

Covid-19 Updates


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

Enjoy wildlife viewing, high-quality hunts and a network of trails, including a boardwalk through a cypress wetland.


This Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail site is home to diverse wildlife including bobcat, indigo snake, red-cockaded woodpecker, sandhill crane and myriad wading birds.

Habitat and Management

Biologists are restoring natural water flow, managing invasive plants and using prescribed fire to keep habitats healthy for wildlife and people.


For thousands of years people have inhabited the area and survived by hunting and fishing the abundant natural bounty.

Planning Your Visit

Located east of Lake Okeechobee, 25 miles northwest of West Palm Beach.

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