Guana River Wildlife Management Area

 The 9,815-acre Guana River Wildlife Management Area (WMA) offers abundant opportunities for fishing, hunting, birding, and hiking. It is part of the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve,External Website a 73,352-acre expanse of public conservation and recreation lands located midway between Jacksonville and St. Augustine.  


Guana River
"If we are lucky, we may find enough wildness left here to take the shrillness of civilization out of us…"
Bill Belleville, River of Lakes

In the late summer, roseate spoonbills and other wading birds are numerous around the Big and Little Savannah impoundments.  Lake Ponte Vedra is a popular spot for fishing, crabbing, and waterfowl hunting. Miles of scenic roads through maritime hammock, coastal xeric scrub, marshes, and flatwoods are available for hiking, biking, and horseback riding.

FWC Facts:
Ospreys, also known as "fish hawks," are expert anglers that like to hover above the water, locate their prey and then swoop down for the capture with talons extended.

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