Holey Land Wildlife Management Area

Holey Land Wildlife Management Area, bordered by Rotenberger and Everglades Wildlife Management Areas, is part of the most northern extent of remaining Everglades sawgrass marsh. The marsh and tree island communities scattered throughout the area, along with a red maple forest on the western edge, provide essential habitat for many plant and wildlife species. Here you can also hunt white-tailed deer, common snipe, and marsh rabbit. Blue-winged teal, mottled ducks, and other waterfowl are found in the sloughs in the northeastern portion of the area.

Holey Land field

Although the marsh is most easily traversed by airboats and tracked vehicles, the extensive network of levees and canals constructed for flood control and water supply afford ample opportunities for bird watching, fishing, hiking, and biking.


  • View the Conceptual Management Plan PDF for the Everglades Complex of Wildlife Management Areas (Everglades/Francis Taylor WMA, Holey Land WMA and Rotenberger WMA).

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Cranes are quite omnivorous. They feed on seeds, grain, berries, insects, earthworms, mice, small birds, snakes, lizards, frogs and crayfish, but they do not "fish" like herons.

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