Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area

Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area stretches for 40 miles along the course of the only free-flowing tributary to Lake Okeechobee. Framed by bald cypress swamps and hardwood hammocks, Fisheating Creek has long been valued for its scenic quality unmarred by houses and other human intrusions.

Fisheating Creek

Strategically located in relation to Big Cypress Swamp, Okaloacoochee Slough, Babcock-Webb Wildlife Management Area, Lake Okeechobee, and the Lake Wales Ridge, Fisheating Creek is critical to the long-term welfare of Florida panthers, Florida black bears, swallow-tailed kites, whooping and sandhill cranes, crested caracara, and a number of other species native to the area.

Here you can paddle along the creek enjoying the scenery and the abundant wildlife, hunt for deer, feral hog, and Osceola turkey, fish, picnic, and camp.

Exciting Campground Changes!

Fisheating Creek campground continues to get better and better.  A new vault toilet and outdoor shower are in place at the Depot swimming and camping area.  One thing continues the same, our concessionaire Fisheating Creek Outpost continues to provide high quality service to campers and paddlers as well as exciting and fun interpretive programs.




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One of Florida's smallest owls, the burrowing owl lives in open, treeless areas.

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