The Salt Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA)
encompasses 7,805 acres in Brevard County. It borders three
lakes-South Lake, Salt Lake, and Loughman Lake. A former cattle
ranch, Salt Lake WMA is now managed by the FWC. It is owned jointly
by the St. Johns River Water Management District and the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection.
You will find a diverse range of natural
communities here, including freshwater marsh, oak scrub, scrubby
flatwoods, mesic flatwoods, and oak/cabbage palm hammocks. You can
hunt abundant feral hogs and turkey, and hike, ride bicycles or
horses, or picnic in the quiet of the pretty hammock on the edge of
South Lake. Perhaps you'll glimpse the rare Florida scrub-jay in
recently burned scrub or see a bald eagle flying overhead.