Twin Rivers WMA - Blue Spring Unit

Managed in cooperation with
Florida Forest Service


photo of bird dog on point
Scott Johns

The Blue Springs Unit is one of 14 tracts located in western Hamilton County. These nearly 2,000 acres are covered in sandhills and pine plantations. The Blue Springs Unit provides an excellent bobwhite quail hunting opportunity. This is due to the diligent use of growing season prescribed fire by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Florida Forest Service. To hunt the area, review the hunting Regulations Summary. Miles of marked trail roads provide opportunities for wildlife viewing, hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding. Gopher tortoise, indigo snake, brown-headed nuthatch, turkey, white-tailed deer, and northern bobwhite are some of the wildlife species that can be seen on the area. This area is a site on the Great Florida Birding Trail. Children under the age of 16 are required to wear a helmet when horseback riding on public lands.  For more detailed information go to Nicole's Law PDF. All horseback riders must have proof of current negative Coggins Test results for their horses when on state lands. One picnic site is located on the area. Camping is allowed during non-hunting periods by landowner permit. Contact the Florida Forest Service at (386) 208-1461 for more information.  Also see Twin Rivers WMA website.

FWC Facts:
The painted bunting is one of the most rapidly declining songbirds in the eastern U.S. Surveys show an astounding 4-6 percent annual decrease in its numbers from 1966 to 2007.

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