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

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 storm activity/other natural occurrences 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

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 occurrences 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 
  • 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  
  • Russell Park Building/Leon 
  • Tallahassee Headquarters/Leon 

Wildlife Management Areas

If an area, in part or all, has been closed due to storm activity/other natural occurrences 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 open Sundays and Mondays during regular hours.
  • Crystal Springs 
  • Eagle Lake
  • Hanna Park ponds
  • Huguenot Pond 
  • Koon lake
  • Lakes Lochloosa
  • Lang Lake - Closed until further notice. 
  • 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 - Lake City / Columbia - 
  • Andrews Field Office / Levy - 
  • Big Bend Field Office / Perry - 
  • Camp Blanding Field Office / Clay - 
  • Cedar Key, Senator George Kirkpatrick Marine Lab / Levy - 
  • Crystal River Field Office / Citrus - 
  • Ft White Mitigation Park / Suwannee - 
  • FWRI Wildlife Research Lab/Alachua - 
  • Gainesville Freshwater Fisheries Field Office / Alachua - 
  • Gainesville Wildlife Research Lab / Alachua - 
  • Half Moon Field Office / Citrus - 
  • Inverness Invasive Plant Management Office / Citrus - 
  • Jacksonville Law Enforcement Field Office / Duval - 
  • Jacksonville Regional Communication Center - 
  • Jacksonville University Field Lab / Duval - 
  • Jacksonville Zoo Field Lab / Duval - 
  • FWRI Freshwater Fish. Field Office/Alachua 
  • FWRI Lab/Levy 
  • FWRI Fisheries Research/Duval 

Wildlife Management Areas

If an area, in part or all, has been closed due to storm activity/other natural occurrences 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- Closed beginning at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27 until further notice. 
  • Secret Lake 
  • Shadow Bay Park 
  • South Lake 
  • Starke Lake 
  • Turkey Lake 

Shooting Ranges

Offices

  • Northeast Regional Office/Marion - 
  • Caravelle Ranch Field Office/Putnam - 
  • De Leon Springs Field Office/Volusia - 
  • Eustis Field Office/Lake   
  • Eustis N FL Alligator Field Office/Lake  
  • Florida Bass Conservation Center & Richloam Fish Hatchery/Sumpter
  • Guana River Habitat & Species Field Office/St. Johns - 
  • Indian River FWRI Lab/Brevard - 
  • Invasive Plant Management (IPM) Orlando Field Office/Orange - 
  • Kissimmee Field Office/Osceola - 
  • North Florida Alligator Field Office/Lake  
  • Ocala Airport Aviation Hanger/Marion  
  • Ocala Conservation Center/Marion - 
  • Palm Bay Field Office/Brevard - 
  • Prairie Lakes Field Office/Osceola - 
  • Richloam Hatchery and Bass Conservation Center/Sumter - 
  • Sanford Regional Communications Center 
  • Titusville Law Enforcement Field Office/Brevard  
  • T.M. Goodwin Field Office/Brevard - 
  • Triple N Ranch Field Office/Osceola  - 
  • Vero Beach USFWS Field Office/Indian River 
  • William Beardall Tosohatchee Field Office/Orange 

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

NOTICE: For fish management areas located within city- or county-owned properties, please check with that entity for up-to-date information regarding open/closed status.

  • 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) - Open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • 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 - 
  • Babcock/Webb WMA Field Office/Charlotte - 
  • Charlotte Harbor Field Lab/Charlotte 
  • Chassahowitzka WMA Field Office/Hernando -
  • Chinsegut Conservation Center/Hernando -
  • Crooked Lake WEA Field Office/Polk - 
  • Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI)/Pinellas - 
  • Florida Youth Conservation Center Apollo Beach/Hillsborough - 
  • Fort Myers WIM Office/Lee - 
  • Hilochee WMA Field Office/Lake - 
  • Invasive Plant Mgt. Field Office/Polk - 
  • Lake Wales Ridge WEA Field Office/Highlands - 
  • Law Enforcement Field Office/Hillsborough - closed today through March 3 for maintenance.
  • Law Enforcement Field Office/Lee - Closed at 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26 until further notice.
  • Marine Mammal Pathobiology Lab/Pinellas - 
  • Marine Fisheries Enhancement Center/Hillsborough
  • Platt Branch Mitigation Park Field Office/Highlands - 
  • Tenoroc PUA Office/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.

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.

  • A-1 FEB PSGHA - Due to construction work, the northwest levee and entire western levee will be closed to all public access until further notice. All boat ramps and parking areas on the eastern and northern part of the area will remain open to the public, but the designated entrance has been moved to the southeast corner of the area (mile marker 53).
  • A.R.M. Loxahatchee NWR
  • Allapattah Flats
  • Allapattah Flats PSGHA
  • Big Cypress
  • C-23/24 Reservoir PSGHA - Due to construction work, the South Florida Water Management District, has closed the northernmost parcel (off Summerlin Road) to all public access until further notice.
  • CREW
  • Dinner Island Ranch
  • Dupuis
  • Dupuis Dove Field PSGHA
  • Everglades and Francis S. Taylor - Beginning March 6 and lasting through June 30, motor vehicles, except swamp buggies and tracked vehicles, are prohibited, except street-legal vehicles are allowed on designated levees open to motor vehicles.
  • Florida Keys
  • Florida Panther NWR -
  • Fisheating Creek 
  • Frog Pond North PSGHA  
  • Holey Land - The Holey Land WMA northwestern corner boat ramp and approximately 1.7 miles of the L23 eastern levee south of that boat ramp will be closed to public access from March 1, 2022 through August 2023 due to construction activities. Also, vehicles with trailers are advised not to drive down any portion of the L23 eastern levee because there is no turnaround location. Beginning March 6 and lasting through June 30, motor vehicles, INCLUDING swamp buggies and tracked vehicles, are prohibited, except street-legal vehicles are allowed on designated levees open to motor vehicles.
  • Hungryland - The area is closed until further notice due to wildfire activity.
  • J.W. Corbett - The Hungryland Boardwalk and Trail, and the associated parking lot, is under construction. Bathrooms and limited parking are available on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays only). This entire project should be completed by the end of July 2023. 
  • Kissimmee Bend Unit of the Everglades Headwaters
  • Okaloacoochee Slough - Due to road construction and repairs, a portion of Otter Grade is closed to vehicles until further notice. The following state forest roads are closed until further notice due to water and debris: Oil Pad, Sic Island, Patterson, North Loop West and North, Keri Tower Road, Mustang Grade, and 4 Sections Road.
  • Picayune Strand
  • Rocky Glades PSGHA 
  • Rotenberger - Beginning March 6 and lasting through June 30, motor vehicles, INCLUDING swamp buggies and tracked vehicles, are prohibited, except street-legal vehicles are allowed on designated levees open to motor vehicles.
  • Southern Glades  
  • Spirit-of-the-Wild
  • STA 1 West Waterfowl PSGHA -  
  • STA 2 Waterfowl PSGHA - The public access gate along U.S. 27 entering into STA 2 and the L-6 levee (Sportsman’s Crossover Boat Ramp) will be temporarily closed due to extensive construction activities from March 8, 2023 through July 26, 2023.
  • STA 3/4 Waterfowl PSGHA
  • STA 5/6 Waterfowl PSGHA
  • Ten Thousand Islands NWR

Fish Management Areas

Shooting Ranges

Offices

  • Regional Office/Palm Beach - 
  • Alligator Project Office/Okeechobee - 
  • Big Cypress Field Office/Collier 
  • Biological Field Station/Okeechobee - 
  • Corbett WL Management Office/Palm Beach - 
  • Crew WEA Office/Lee -  
  • Dinner Island WL Office/Hendry - 
  • Dupuis Office/Palm Beach -  
  • Fisheating Creek WL Mgt. Office/Glades - 
  • Fla. Keys WEA/Monroe  
  • Jupiter Office/Palm Beach - 
  • Lake Worth Regional Communications Center - 
  • Marathon LE Office/Monroe  
  • Miami Office/Dade 
  • Naples LE Office 
  • Okaloacoochee Slough WL Office/Hendry - 
  • South Florida Regional Laboratory/Monroe 
  • Sunrise Office/Broward - 
  • Tequesta Field Laboratory/Palm Beach -