In support of the resource management goals and
objectives for the area and to provide a quality experience for all
area users, the following recreation activities are allowed.
Quota hunt permits are required during the archery,
muzzleloading gun, and general gun seasons. Migratory birds in
season may be hunted outside quota hunts. During the small
game season (which includes hogs), a hunting
license and Wildlife Management Area permit are required.
Hunting does is prohibited on this area. There are some nice
size bucks to be had if you are willing to do some serious walking
and don't mind getting your feet wet.
With 9 miles of canals and several old borrow
pits/ponds, good fishing opportunities abound. Popular species
include largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, and warmouth.
When the fish disperse, during the rainy season, the flag ponds
provide good fishing. You can fish from canoe, kayak, boat, or
along the bank within the management area boundaries. Keep in mind
that there are no boat ramps and only trolling motors are
recommended. Fishing license
Canal levees and trails provide good opportunities
to see wildlife. Bobcats, wild turkeys, deer, hogs, alligators,
river otters, softshell turtles, cooters, various snakes, and
coyotes are found on the area. Hungryland is also a great place to
view birds like the snail kite, osprey, and the red-shouldered hawk
along with numerous other species including lots of wading birds.
You may request a copy or download or print
the Hungryland Bird List . Visit the Wildlife page for more information about the
West Jupiter Wetlands Trail
The West Jupiter Wetlands trail is 2 miles long and
can be accessed from the south side of Canal 6 Road (inside the
main gate). The trail ends at Indiantown Road (SR 706).You can also
access the West Jupiter Wetlands trail from Gate 6 (on SR
706/Indiantown Road) where there is a small parking area. The trail
bisects a freshwater marsh about 1 mile in and is inundated much of
the year except during the later portion of the dry season (March
through May). The Old Jupiter-Indiantown Grade can be accessed off
Canal Road 5, Gates 3 and 4 off Pratt-Whitney Road (CR 711)
and Gate 9 off of Old Jupiter Indiantown Road. This trail traverses
the area and is approximately 6.5 miles. There are several low
water crossings along the trail. The Grove Trail is a 4 mile loop
that starts/ends at the south end of Canal Road 7. This trail
follows a levee that surrounds an old citrus grove. The best time
to hike (and keep your feet dry) is January through May.
Visitors can also hike along any of the canal roads. Map of Jones/Hungryland WEA .
Bicycles are permitted along named or numbered
roads and trails.
Horses may be used only on designated horse trails
and named and numbered roads. Children under the age of 16
are required to wear a helmet when riding on public lands.
For more detailed information go to Nicole's Law . All horseback riders must have proof of
current negative Coggins Test results for their horses when on
Camping is permitted only at designated primitive
camp sites (tents only). See the map of the WEA for designated
camping areas. During hunting seasons, authorized hunting
equipment may be taken on the area after 8:00 a.m. one day before
the opening of each season and shall be removed from the area
before 6:00 p.m. one day following the close of each season.