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Open/Closed Status of FWC-managed Areas

Below is a list of FWC-managed areas, including wildlife management areas, fish management areas, shooting ranges and regional offices. 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.

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FWC Regions

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.

Fish Management Areas

Shooting Ranges

Offices

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

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.

Fish Management Areas

  • Alligator Lake
  • Baymeadows 
  • Bethesda pond
  • Camp Blanding area
  • Crystal Springs
  • Eagle Lake
  • Hanna Park pounds
  • 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

Shooting Range

Offices

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

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.

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

Offices

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

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.

Fish Management Areas

  • Al Lopez Park Lake
  • Bobby Hicks Park Pond
  • Dover District Park Lake
  • Edward Medard Park Reservoir
  • Freedom Lake Park
  • Gadsden Park Pond
  • Hardee County Park
  • Lake Crago
  • Lake Istokpoga
  • Lake Parker
  • Lake Seminole
  • Lake Tarpon
  • Lake Thonotosassa
  • Largo Central Park Nature Preserve
  • Manatee Lake
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Walsingham Park Lake
  • Webb Lake

Shooting Ranges

Offices

  • Southwest Regional Office/Polk - Closed to the public January through April, 2020 due to construction.   
  • Babcock/Webb WMA Field Office/Charlotte
  • Brooksville HGM Field Office/Hernando
  • Charlotte Harbor Field Lab/Charlotte
  • Chassahowitzka WMA Field Office/Hernando
  • Chinsegut Conservation Center/Hernando
  • Crooked Lake WEA/Polk
  • Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI)/Pinellas
  • Hilochee WMA Field Office/Lake
  • Invasive Plant Mgt. Field Office/Polk
  • Kissimmee River PUA Field Office/Highlands
  • Lake Wales Ridge WEA Field Office/Highlands
  • Law Enforcement Field Office/Hillsborough
  • Law Enforcement Field Office/Lee
  • Marine Mammal Pathobiology Lab/Pinellas
  • Platt Branch Mitigation Park Field Office/Highlands
  • Stock Enhancement Research Facility/Manatee
  • Tenoroc Fish Management Area Office/Polk
  • Tenoroc Shooting Center/Polk

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.

Shooting Ranges

Offices

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