Skip to main content

Lake Wales Ridge - Planning Your Visit

Helpful Information

Royce Scraped Scrub Fall Flowers

The most accessible areas of this WEA are the Lake Placid Scrub tract, the Carter Creek tract and the Royce Unit. All three have parking areas and trails. Hunting is permitted on the Royce Unit only. The most comfortable time to visit is during the winter. To see rare plants blooming, visit in late spring or early fall. However, some rare plants do flower during summer.


Lake Wales Ridge - Royce Unit Hunting Seasons

Year-at-a-Glance Calendar

  • Archery: Sep 24-26, Oct 15-17
  • General Gun: Nov 19-21
  • Small Game: Dec 10-12, 24-26, Jan 14-17, Feb 3-6
  • Turkey: Mar 19-21, Apr 1-3
  • Youth Turkey: Mar 12-13
  • Wild Hog-Still: May 7-8, 14-15
  • Dove: Oct 2, 9, Nov 13, 27, Dec 4, Jan 8, 22, 29
  • Migratory Birds: See migratory bird hunting dates


These season dates are not comprehensive guides to the hunting seasons on these areas and may be subject to change. For additional information about dates, times and regulations please check the Royce Unit regulations summary brochure.