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Orange Hammock Wildlife Management Area

A hammock of live oaks and saw palmetto on Orange Hammock Wildlife Management Area

Located in the City of North Port, the recently acquired Orange Hammock Wildlife Management Area (WMA) offers visitors a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities, including hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing, hiking, bicycling and horseback riding. The more than 5,000-acre area has approximately nine miles of trails, including the seven-mile Tarflower Trail and the two-mile Slough Point Trail.

A marsh full of sagittaria plants

The acquisition of Orange Hammock, situated between the RV Griffin Reserve and the Longino Preserve, creates a 121,000-acre conservation corridor of environmentally sensitive land between the Peace River, Myakka River and Charlotte Harbor. The WMA protects wetlands critical to the area's drinking water supply while conserving habitats for a wide array of imperiled, rare and common wildlife. Active land management will make the WMA an increasingly excellent place to view wildlife.

Get directions by selecting an entrance icon on the entrance finder map.

  • To gain access past the gate on Easement Road press the green button on the access panel. The button will only function during open hours. When exiting, the gate will open automatically. If you need assistance, call (863) 648-3200.
  • See the regulations summary brochure 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 brochure.
  • Restrooms are not available at this location.
  • To hunt or fish you must also possess the appropriate license and permit.

Orange Hammock Hunt Calendar

View hunting seasons and dates and download a 'Year-at-a-Glance' calendar of hunt days on the area.