Joe Budd Wildlife Management Area


Within 10 miles of Tallahassee, explore the rolling topography of Joe Budd Wildlife Management Area and discover dramatic views of Lake Talquin, meandering streams through rare slope forests and well-managed stands of old-growth longleaf pine.



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Things to do

Enjoy hunting, fishing and wildlife viewing, as well as exploration of diverse habitats by foot, bicycle or horse. read more »


In the spring, the rare orange azalea and silky-camellia bloom in the slope forests, and hooded and Swainson's warblers call in the pine-oak forest. read more »

Habitat and Management

Joe Budd features a wide diversity of forest community types; most exemplary are a stand of old-growth longleaf pine on the Budd tract and slope forests along Little River. read more »


This lakefront site attracted Native Americans over 1500 years ago. Prior to state purchase, it was valued for crop production, timbering and cattle grazing. read more »

Planning Your Visit

Joe Budd WMA is located in Gadsden County about five miles south of Quincy and 10 miles west of Tallahassee, along County Road 268.  read more »


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The Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival has an annual economic impact of $557,500 to $562,500 for Brevard County.

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