The Guana River Wildlife Management Area
(WMA) is part of the Guana Tract, an expanse of public
conservation and recreational lands including the 73,352-acre
Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve. Located
midway between fast-growing Jacksonville and St. Augustine, the
9,815-acre Guana River WMA offers abundant opportunities for
fishing, hunting, birding, and hiking.
"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.
View the Recreation Master
Plan for Guana River Wildlife
View the Conceptual
for Guana River Wildlife Management Area.