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Open/Closed Status of FWC Offices, Facilities, and Managed Areas

Closures and Updates Related to COVID-19

The FWC is continuing to evaluate its COVID-19 response. Learn more by clicking the "COVID-19 Updates" button below. Before visiting a shooting range, fish management area or wildlife management area, check its open/closed status, which is available below by region. Please also note some WMAs and recreational areas within WMAs throughout the state have been closed by partner agencies. WMA users are reminded group size may not exceed 50 people and CDC-guidelines for social distancing and personal safety should be followed.

Covid-19 Updates

Below is a list of FWC-managed areas and facilities, including wildlife management areas, fish management areas, shooting ranges and regional offices. If an area, in part or all, has been closed due to COVID-19 or other reason (storm activity/other natural occurrence or for repairs/renovations), it will be noted next to the area's listing. If nothing is noted next to the name of the area, it is open.

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FWC Regions

In accordance with COVID-19 guidelines regarding large gatherings, please see the following updates from FWC's partners and cooperators concerning their campgrounds and recreational areas. Please check back often as circumstances may change:

Wildlife Management Areas

If an area, in part or all, has been closed due to storm activity/other natural occurrence or for repairs/renovations, it will be noted next to the area's listing. If nothing is noted next to the name of the area, it is open.

Camping Notices: Some WMAs do not offer camping opportunities and others allow camping only during certain times of the year. In addition to checking an area’s open/closed status, please also review the WMA regulations brochure for information about camping. Also, campgrounds with restroom facilities that don't have running water (such as portable toilets and vault toilets) may not be stocked with hand hygiene products. Visitors should bring their own hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol for use in these facilities.

Fish Management Areas

Shooting Ranges

Offices

  • Northwest Regional Office/Bay - Closed
  • Panama City Beach LE Field Office/Bay - Closed
  • Pensacola LE Field Office/Escambia - Closed
  • Carrabelle LE Field Office/Franklin - Closed
  • Blackwater Wildlife Field Office/Santa Rosa - Closed
  • Joe Budd Field Office/Gadsden - Closed
  • Apalachicola WEA Field Office/Gulf - Closed
  • Blackwater Fisheries Research & Development Center/Okaloosa - Closed
  • Midway Fisheries Field Office/Gadsden - Closed
  • North Florida Waterfowl Field Station/Leon - Closed
  • FWRI Field Station/Franklin - Closed
  • Joe Budd Aquatic Education Center/Gadsden - Closed
  • Russell Park Building/Leon - Closed
  • Tallahassee Headquarters/Leon - Closed

Wildlife Management Areas

If an area, in part or all, has been closed due to storm activity/other natural occurrence or for repairs/renovations, it will be noted next to the area's listing. If nothing is noted next to the name of the area, it is open.

Camping Notices: Some WMAs do not offer camping opportunities and others allow camping only during certain times of the year. In addition to checking an area’s open/closed status, please also review the WMA regulations brochure for information about camping.  Also, campgrounds with restroom facilities that don't have running water (such as portable toilets and vault toilets) may not be stocked with hand hygiene products. Visitors should bring their own hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol for use in these facilities.

Fish Management Areas

  • Alligator Lake
  • Baymeadows
  • Bethesda pond
  • Camp Blanding area - Lowry and Magnolia Lakes are reopening Sundays and Mondays during regular hours beginning Sunday May 17 and Monday, May 18.
  • Crystal Springs
  • Eagle Lake
  • Hanna Park ponds
  • Huguenot Pond
  • Koon lake
  • Lakes Lochloosa
  • Lang Lake
  • Montgomery Lake
  • Oceanway Pond
  • Pope Duval East and West ponds
  • Ronnie Vanzant Park
  • St. Augustine Road ponds (North and South)
  • Suwannee Lake
  • Watertown Lake
  • William Sheffield Park ponds

Shooting Range

Offices

  • North Central Regional Office/Columbia - Closed
  • Camp Blanding Field Office - Closed
  • FWRI Wildlife Research Lab/Alachua - Closed
  • Habitat & Species Field Office/Clay - Closed
  • Habitat & Species Field Office/Levy - Closed
  • Habitat & Species Field Office/Sumter - Closed
  • Habitat & Species Field Office/Suwannee - Closed
  • Habitat & Species Field Office/Taylor - Closed
  • Invasive Plant Mgt. Field Office/Citrus - Closed
  • Law Enforcement Field Office/Citrus - Closed
  • Jacksonville Zoo Field Lab - Closed
  • Jacksonville University Field Lab - Closed
  • Jacksonville Law Enforcement Field Office/Duval - Closed
  • FWRI Freshwater Fish. Field Office/Alachua - Closed
  • FWRI Lab/Levy - Closed
  • FWRI Fisheries Research/Duval - Closed
  • Freshwater Fisheries Field Office/Duval - Closed

Wildlife Management Areas

If an area, in part or all, has been closed due to storm activity/other natural occurrence or for repairs/renovations, it will be noted next to the area's listing. If nothing is noted next to the name of the area, it is open.

Camping Notices: Some WMAs do not offer camping opportunities and others allow camping only during certain times of the year. In addition to checking an area’s open/closed status, please also review the WMA regulations brochure for information about camping.  Also, campgrounds with restroom facilities that don't have running water (such as portable toilets and vault toilets) may not be stocked with hand hygiene products. Visitors should bring their own hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol for use in these facilities.

Fish Management Areas

  • Bear Creek
  • Clear Lake
  • Chain of Lakes (Cook, Winona, Palatlakaha, Crescent, Louisa, Minnehaha, Hiawatha, Minneola, Wilson, Susan and Cherry)
  • East Lake Tohopekaliga
  • Fox Lake
  • Hal-Scott Lake
  • Lake Blue Cypress
  • Lake Dias
  • Lake Griffin
  • Lake Ivanhoe
  • Lake Jackson
  • Lake Lawne
  • Lake Marian
  • Lake Panasoffkee
  • Lake Santiago
  • Lakes Tohopekaliga (West Lake Tohopekaliga), Cypress, Hatchineha, and Kissimmee, Osceola and Polk counties
  • Lake Underhill
  • Pellicer Pond
  • Secret Lake
  • Shadow Bay Park
  • South Lake
  • Starke Lake
  • Turkey Lake

Shooting Ranges

  • Indian River County Shooting Range - Closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Operating at 50% capacity with a one-hour time limit per participant 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. 
  • Ocala Shooting Range
  • Triple N Ranch Shooting Range - Closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Operating at 50% capacity with a one-hour time limit per participant 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. 

Offices

  • Northeast Regional Office/Marion - Closed
  • Caravelle Habitat & Species Field Lab/Putnam - Closed
  • De Leon Springs Fisheries Lab/Volusia - Closed
  • Eustis Fisheries Research Lab/Lake - Closed
  • Florida Bass Conservation Center - Closed 
  • Guana River Habitat & Species Field Lab/St. Johns - Closed
  • Indian River FWRI Lab/Brevard - Closed
  • Kissimmee Fisheries Office/Osceola - Closed
  • Melbourne Fisheries Field Lab/Brevard - Closed
  • North Florida Alligator Field Office/Lake - Closed
  • Ocala Conservation Center - Hunting & Game Management/Marion - Closed
  • Prairie Lakes Habitat & Species Field Lab/Osceola - Closed
  • Richloam Bass Conservation Center/Sumter - Closed
  • T.M. Goodwin Waterfowl Office/Brevard - Closed
  • Titusville Law Enforcement Field Office/Brevard - Closed
  • Tosohatchee Habitat & Species Field Office/Orange - Closesd
  • Triple N Habitat & Species Field Lab/Osceola - Closed
  • Vero Beach Field Office/Indian River - Closed

The Southwest Regional Office is closed to the public January through April, 2020 due to construction.   

Wildlife Management Areas

If an area, in part or all, has been closed due to storm activity/other natural occurrence or for repairs/renovations, it will be noted next to the area's listing. If nothing is noted next to the name of the area, it is open.

Camping Notices: Some WMAs do not offer camping opportunities and others allow camping only during certain times of the year. In addition to checking an area’s open/closed status, please also review the WMA regulations brochure for information about camping.  Also, campgrounds with restroom facilities that don't have running water (such as portable toilets and vault toilets) may not be stocked with hand hygiene products. Visitors should bring their own hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol for use in these facilities.

Fish Management Areas

  • Al Lopez Park Lake
  • Bobby Hicks Park Pond - Closed until further notice.
  • Dover District Park Lake - Closed until further notice.
  • Edward Medard Park Reservoir
  • Freedom Lake Park
  • Gadsden Park Pond - Closed until further notice.
  • Hardee County Park
  • Lake Crago
  • Lake Istokpoga
  • Lake Parker
  • Lake Seminole
  • Lake Tarpon
  • Lake Thonotosassa
  • Largo Central Park Nature Preserve - Closed until further notice.
  • Manatee Lake - Closed until further notice.
  • Marl Pits 1, 2 & 3
  • Middle Lake
  • Mosaic (Lakes Haul Road, Pine East, Pine West, Coulter, SP11, SP12 North, SP12 South, LP 5, LP2 East, LP 2 West and S8) - Closed until further notice.
  • Saddle Creek Park
  • Steven J. Wortham Park Lake
  • Tenoroc (Lakes A, B, C, F, G, 2, 3, 4, 5, Butterfly, Fish Hook, Half-Moon, Horseshoe, Hydrilla, Legs, Lost Lake East, Lost Lake West, Tern, Picnic Lake, East Pasture, West Pasture, Cemetery and Derby) - Reopening to limited public use Friday, May 8. Access will be available Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays from 6 a.m. to - 8 p.m.
  • Walsingham Park Lake
  • Webb Lake

Shooting Ranges

  • Cecil M. Webb Public Shooting Range - Closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Operating at 50% capacity with a one-hour time limit per participant 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays by appointment only. To make a reservation, please call 239-220-9125 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. 
  • Knight Trail Park Pistol and Rifle Range 
  • Tenoroc Public Shooting Range - Closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Operating at 50% capacity with a one-hour time limit per participant 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. 

Offices

  • Southwest Regional Office/Polk - Closed
  • Babcock/Webb WMA Field Office/Charlotte - Closed
  • Charlotte Harbor Field Lab/Charlotte - Closed
  • Chassahowitzka WMA Field Office/Hernando - Closed
  • Chinsegut Conservation Center/Hernando - Closed
  • Crooked Lake WEA Field Office/Polk - Closed
  • Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI)/Pinellas - Closed
  • Florida Youth Conservation Center - Apollo Beach/Hillsborough - Closed
  • Hilochee WMA Field Office/Lake - Closed
  • Invasive Plant Mgt. Field Office/Polk - Closed
  • Kissimmee River PUA Field Office/Highlands - Closed
  • Lake Wales Ridge WEA Field Office/Highlands - Closed
  • Law Enforcement Field Office/Hillsborough - Closed
  • Law Enforcement Field Office/Lee - Closed
  • Marine Mammal Pathobiology Lab/Pinellas - Closed
  • Platt Branch Mitigation Park Field Office/Highlands - Closed
  • Stock Enhancement Research Facility/Manatee - Closed
  • Tenoroc PUA Office/Polk - Closed
  • Tenoroc Shooting Center/Polk - Closed

Wildlife Management Areas

If an area, in part or all, has been closed due to storm activity/other natural occurrence or for repairs/renovations, it will be noted next to the area's listing. If nothing is noted next to the name of the area, it is open.

Camping Notices: Some WMAs do not offer camping opportunities and others allow camping only during certain times of the year. In addition to checking an area’s open/closed status, please also review the WMA regulations brochure for information about camping.  Also, campgrounds with restroom facilities that don't have running water (such as portable toilets and vault toilets) may not be stocked with hand hygiene products. Visitors should bring their own hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol for use in these facilities.

Fish Management Areas

Shooting Ranges

  • Palm Beach County Shooting Sports Park - Open with limited access to rifle and handgun ranges by appointment only Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment only. To make a reservation, please call 561-512-0285 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. This facility will operate at 50% capacity with a one-hour time limit per participant and only one person per lane is allowed.

Offices

  • Regional Office/Palm Beach - Closed
  • Big Cypress Field Office/Collier - Closed
  • Alligator Project Office/Okeechobee - Closed
  • Biological Field Station/Okeechobee - Closed
  • Corbett WL Management Office/Palm Beach - Closed
  • Crew WEA Office/Lee - Closed
  • Dupuis Office/Palm Beach - Closed
  • Everglades Youth Camp/Palm Beach - Closed
  • Exotic Fisheries Laboratory/Palm Beach - Closed
  • Fisheating Creek WL Mgt. Office/Glades - Closed
  • Fla. Keys WEA/Monroe - Closed
  • Jupiter Office/Palm Beach - Closed
  • Marathon LE Office/Monroe - Closed
  • Miami Office/Dade - Closed
  • Okaloacoochee Slough WL Office/Hendry - Closed
  • Radio Shop/Palm Beach - Closed
  • South Florida Regional Laboratory/Monroe - Closed
  • South Florida Shop/Collier - Closed
  • Sunrise Office/Broward - Closed
  • Tequesta Field Laboratory/Palm Beach - Closed
  • Dinner Island WL Office/Hendry - Closed