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.
Corbett is one of the only public areas for people
along the highly populated Gold Coast to hunt. Hunting
statistics for the average 5 year are: Pressure = 11,623,
Deer Harvest = 159, and Hog Harvest = 217. Approximately six
hundred acres of old tomato fields are managed with a comprehensive
food plot and mowing program to improve wildlife forage.
Vehicles may be operated on improved roads and trail 6 year
round. During Archery and Spring Turkey, vehicles may also be
operated on named and numbered trails. During Muzzleloading,
General Gun, and Small Game, vehicles are not limited to the
restrictions above while participating in the hunts.
Semi-circular ponds have been constructed at camps
A,B,G,H,I, and K where you can catch bluegill, redear, bass,
catfish, warmouth, and spotted sunfish. In rainy seasons fish the
marshes for big bass. Fishing license
The best place to view wildlife year-round is the
Hungryland Boardwalk and Trail. The 1.2-mile trail is away from the
hunt areas and has interpretive signs describing the plant and
animal communities. This area is part of the Great Florida Birding
Trail. You may also request a copy or download or print
the J.W. Corbett
Birdlist Visit the Wildlife page for more information about the
On the Hungryland Slough Boardwalk and Trail (1.2
miles) you can explore the normally inaccessible cypress swamp. The
trail begins in slash pine flatwoods with coco-plums, dahoons, and
wiregrasses. Along the boardwalk are cypress, pond apples, and red
maples. Numerous bromeliads (needle-leaved wildpine, cardinal
airplant, giant wild pine, twisted air plant, ballmoss, Spanish
moss) and 13 species of ferns (including strap, swamp, giant
leather, chain, royal, bracken, resurrection) are present. The open
wetlands visible from the trail are dominated by sawgrass. In the
hardwood hammock are oaks, paradise trees, wild coffees, red bays,
The Corbett portion of the Florida Trail-Florida
National Scenic Trail-Ocean to Lake Trail, traverses the area
west from the South Entrance of Corbett 17 miles to Dupuis Reserve
through wet pine flatwoods. The Trail is foot traffic only, no
vehicles, horses or bicycles allowed. Along the way are two
primitive campsites (at 6 and 12 miles). A blue blazed trail from
the Hungryland Boardwalk parking lot junctions with the Florida
Biking is permitted on all roads and trails except
the Hungryland Boardwalk and Trail and the Florida Trail.
Horses are allowed on the area throughout the year
except from the Sunday 2 weeks prior to the opening of archery season until 8:00 a.m. the day
prior to the archery season. Corbett offers miles of roads and
trails for horseback riding. Parking for trailers is available at
the south check station entrance and at campsites A, B, H, I, K,
and N. No water is available. Horses are prohibited on the
Hungryland boardwalk. 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 state lands.
Roads pass through a variety of natural communities and offer the
exploring driver opportunities to observe wildlife, wild flowers and much more on
Florida's wild lands.
See vehicle use regulations.
Camping is permitted only in designated campsites . During archery season
through general gun season camping is permitted
seven days a week and only on weekends throughout the rest of the
year. Campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
During archery season, camping
areas L and M and half of B are designated for short-term camping
(no longer than 3 days).