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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/Columbia 
  • Camp Blanding Field Office
  • FWRI Wildlife Research Lab/Alachua
  • Invasive Plant Mgt. Field Office/Citrus 
  • Jacksonville Zoo Field Lab 
  • Jacksonville University Field Lab 
  • 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
  • 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 
  • Florida Bass Conservation Center 
  • 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 

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 - Closed
  • Crooked Lake WEA Field Office/Polk 
  • Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI)/Pinellas 
  • Florida Youth Conservation Center Apollo Beach/Hillsborough 
  • Hilochee WMA Field Office/Lake 
  • Invasive Plant Mgt. Field Office/Polk 
  • 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 PUA 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.

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 - The Off-Road Vehicle office has returned to normal hours of operation. Renewals and new ORV permit requests are issued Friday-Monday from 9:00am -1:30pm at the Nathanial P. Reed Visitor Center (33000 Tamiami Trail East. Ochopee, FL 34141). Please call the Off-Road Vehicle Permitting Office at (239) 695-1117 Friday-Monday with any questions. The annual 60-day recreational Off-Road Vehicle closure will be in effect from 12:01am Wednesday, June 01 through 12:01am Sunday, July 31, 2022. All units of the Preserve will be temporarily closed to all recreational ORV use.
  • 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 
  • Florida Keys - Portions of the Florida Keys Wildlife & Environmental Area on Lower Sugarloaf Key and Lower Sugarloaf Sound are closed to public access to protect listed-species nesting activity. Areas are marked and are to be avoided by the public. Closure remains in effect until 8/31/2022.
  • Florida Panther NWR
  • Fisheating Creek - The campground day use parking area has limited parking due to campground improvements. These improvements are expected to be completed by August 1, 2022.
  • Frog Pond North PSGHA
  • Holey Land - The northwestern corner boat ramp and about 1.7 miles of the L23 eastern levee south of that boat ramp will be closed to public access from March 1, 2022, through February 2023 due to construction. Also, we advise not driving vehicles with trailers down any portion of the L23 eastern levee because there is no turnaround location.
  • Hungryland 
  • J.W. Corbett - The Hungryland Boardwalk and Trail, as well as the associated parking lot, is closed, pending reconstruction. This entire project should be completed by the end of July 2023. The newly reconstructed portion and parking lot will reopen October 2022.
  • 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 and the following roads have limited vehicle access until further notice: North Loop West and 4 Sections.
  • Picayune Strand - To check the current open/closed status of Triple G Road, visit the Picayune Strand State Forest website.
  • Rocky Glades PSGHA
  • Rotenberger 
  • Southern Glades 
  • Spirit-of-the-Wild
  • STA 1 West Waterfowl PSGHA
  • STA 2 Waterfowl PSGHA
  • STA 3/4 Waterfowl PSGHA
  • STA 5/6 Waterfowl PSGHA

Fish Management Areas

Shooting Ranges

  • Palm Beach County Shooting Sports Park - Current construction and heavy rainfall can make the unpaved portion of Seminole Pratt Whitney Road impassable by small vehicles. Please call 561-512-0285 for current conditions.

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