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J.W. Corbett - Things To Do

Deer in a field

Pine flatwoods, cypress swamps and hardwood hammocks feature abundant wildlife and create a scenic backdrop for diverse recreational opportunities.

Hunting

Three men with their buck after hunting.

Corbett is one of the only public hunting areas along the highly populated Gold Coast. Deer and feral hogs are the most popular game animals.  Check the Regulations Summary and Hunt Calendar before you visit.

Fishing

Father and son smiling with their bass catch

Enjoy fishing for bluegill, redear, bass, catfish, warmouth and spotted sunfish in ponds at camps A, B, G, H, I and K. In rainy seasons, fish the marshes for big bass. Carry appropriate licenses and permits.

Wildlife Viewing

A couple looking through binoculars on the Hungryland Boardwalk at Corbett.

An excellent place to view wildlife year-round on this Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail site is the Hungryland Boardwalk and Trail. Interpretive signs along the boardwalk describe the plants and animals. Visit the Wildlife page for more information about wildlife on the area.

Hiking

The Hungryland Boardwalk winds through cypress swamp, pine flatwoods and hardwood hammmocks.


 Explore the cypress swamp, slash pine flatwoods and hardwood hammocks along the Hungryland Boardwalk and Trail (1.2 miles). For a longer hike, the Ocean to Lake Trail traverses the area west from Corbett’s south entrance, 17 miles to Dupuis Reserve. A blue blazed trail from the Hungryland Boardwalk parking lot intersects with this trail. See the J.W. Corbett area map for trail locations.

Camping

Two women standing by their tent at Corbett WMA campsite

Camping is permitted only in designated campsites. During archery season through general gun season camping is permitted seven days a week and only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the rest of the year. Camping areas L and M and half of B (during archery season only) are designated for short-term camping of three days or less. Consult the regulations summary for details. Two primitive campsites for hikers on the Ocean to Lake Trail are located at six and twelve miles.

Bicycling and Horseback Riding

Person hiking through one of the many trails and roads at Corbett.

Miles of roads and trails are open for pleasant bicycling and horseback riding. Bicycles and horses are not permitted on the Hungryland Boardwalk and Trail. No water troughs are provided. Parking for horse trailers is available at the south check station entrance and at campsites A, B, H, I, K and N.

Scenic Driving

Scenic roadway through Corbett

Roads pass through a variety of natural communities and offer opportunities to observe wildlife, wildflowers and much more. See vehicle use regulations in the regulations summary. Drive with extreme caution and be particularly watchful for slow-moving swamp buggies.

Volunteering

Vounteers removing invasive plants

Friends of Corbett is a non-profit organization established to support the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area and Everglades Youth Conservation Camp. For inquiries about membership, meetings or to make a tax-deductible contribution, contact The Friends of Corbett at administrator@friendsofcorbett.com.