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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 - Due to potential impacts resulting from Tropical Storm Nicole, this office will close at 1 p.m., Nov. 10.
  • Apalachicola WEA Field Office/Gulf 
  • Blackwater Fisheries Research & Development Center/Okaloosa 
  • Midway Fisheries Field Office/Gadsden - Due to potential impacts resulting from Tropical Storm Nicole, this office will close at 1 p.m., Nov. 10.
  • North Florida Waterfowl Field Station/Leon - Due to potential impacts resulting from Tropical Storm Nicole, this office will close at 1 p.m., Nov. 10.
  • FWRI Field Station/Franklin 
  • Joe Budd Aquatic Education Center/Gadsden - Due to potential impacts resulting from Tropical Storm Nicole, this office will close at 1 p.m., Nov. 10.
  • Russell Park Building/Leon - Due to potential impacts resulting from Tropical Storm Nicole, this office will close at 1 p.m., Nov. 10.
  • Tallahassee Headquarters/Leon - Due to potential impacts resulting from Tropical Storm Nicole, this office will close at 1 p.m., Nov. 10.

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 - Due to potential impacts resulting from Tropical Storm Nicole, this office is closed Nov. 10.
  • Andrews Field Office / Levy - Due to potential impacts resulting from Tropical Storm Nicole, this office is closed Nov. 10.
  • Big Bend Field Office / Perry - Due to potential impacts resulting from Tropical Storm Nicole, this office is closed Nov. 10.
  • Camp Blanding Field Office / Clay - Due to potential impacts resulting from Tropical Storm Nicole, this office is closed Nov. 10.
  • Cedar Key, Senator George Kirkpatrick Marine Lab / Levy - Due to potential impacts resulting from Tropical Storm Nicole, this office is closed Nov. 10.
  • Crystal River Field Office / Citrus - Due to potential impacts resulting from Tropical Storm Nicole, this office is closed Nov. 10.
  • Ft White Mitigation Park / Suwannee - Due to potential impacts resulting from Tropical Storm Nicole, this office is closed Nov. 10.
  • FWRI Wildlife Research Lab/Alachua - 
  • Gainesville Freshwater Fisheries Field Office / Alachua - Due to potential impacts resulting from Tropical Storm Nicole, this office is closed Nov. 10.
  • Gainesville Wildlife Research Lab / Alachua - Due to potential impacts resulting from Tropical Storm Nicole, this office is closed Nov. 10.
  • Half Moon Field Office / Citrus - Due to potential impacts resulting from Tropical Storm Nicole, this office is closed Nov. 10.
  • Inverness Invasive Plant Management Office / Citrus - Due to potential impacts resulting from Tropical Storm Nicole, this office is closed Nov. 10.
  • Jacksonville Law Enforcement Field Office / Duval - Due to potential impacts resulting from Tropical Storm Nicole, this office is closed Nov. 10.
  • Jacksonville Regional Communication Center - Due to potential impacts resulting from Tropical Storm Nicole, this office is closed Nov. 10.
  • Jacksonville University Field Lab / Duval - Due to potential impacts resulting from Tropical Storm Nicole, this office is closed Nov. 10.
  • Jacksonville Zoo Field Lab / Duval - Due to potential impacts resulting from Tropical Storm Nicole, this office is closed Nov. 10.
  • 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) - Closed beginning at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27 until further notice. 
  • East Lake Tohopekaliga- 
  • Fox Lake -  
  • Hal-Scott Lake - Closed beginning at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27 until further notice. 
  • Lake Blue Cypress 
  • Lake Dias - Closed beginning at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27 until further notice. 
  • 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 - Closed beginning at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27 until further notice. 
  • Shadow Bay Park 
  • South Lake - 
  • Starke Lake - Closed beginning at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27 until further notice. 
  • Turkey Lake 

Shooting Ranges

Offices

  • Northeast Regional Office/Marion - 
  • Caravelle Field Office/Putnam - 
  • De Leon Springs Fisheries Lab/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 Fisheries Office/Osceola - 
  • North Florida Alligator Field Office/Lake  
  • Ocala Airport Aviation Hanger/Marion  
  • Ocala Conservation Center/Marion - 
  • Palm Bay Field Office/Brevard - 
  • Prairie Lakes Habitat & Species Field Lab/Osceola - 
  • Richloam Bass Conservation Center/Sumter - 
  • Sanford Regional Communications Center 
  • Titusville Law Enforcement Field Office/Brevard  
  • T.M. Goodwin Field Office/Brevard - 
  • Triple N Habitat & Species Field Lab/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 - 
  • 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.

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 -