Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area


Explore rare sandhill and scrub communities and the largest, most pristine hardwood swamp south of the Suwannee River.



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Things to do

Visitors can hunt deer or waterfowl, hike or bike along trails and trams, watch birds and other wildlife, or follow a self-guided driving tour. read more »


A wide range of wildlife find food, shelter, denning and nesting sites at this Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail site. read more »

Habitat and Management

Well-managed habitats here are part of a nearly unbroken 200-mile stretch of protected coastline. read more »


The area’s abundant natural resources have attracted humans for thousands of years. read more »

Planning Your Visit

Located on the Gulf Coast, 15 miles south of Crystal River. read more »


FWC Facts:
Whooping cranes mate for life, but they will take a new mate after the loss of the original. The pair will return to use and defend the same nesting and wintering territory year after year.

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