No Daily-Use Permit currently required. To hunt or fish you must possess the appropriate license and permit.
Picnic tables are located along Loop Road and at the southernmost end of Road 8; campground at entrance with 6 pads, picnic tables, fire rings, toilets; game cleaning station; camping is permitted only during times area is open for hunting.
The area is open to public access year round, except during special-opportunity hunts when only individuals in possession of a valid special-opportunity permit are allowed on the area. During special-opportunity hunts, only individuals in possession of a valid special-opportunity permit are allowed vehicle access and only from sunrise until sunset on the Saturday and Sunday preceding the hunt and during the hunt. When it is not special-opportunity deer, small game, wild hog-still or special-opportunity spring turkey seasons, public access other than on foot, horseback or bicycle is prohibited, except that vehicular access is allowed to the parking area at the hunt headquarters on road 1 and the parking area at the south end of Crabgrass Road. Access to the area is only allowed from 1 1/2 hours before sunrise until 1 1/2 hours after sunset, unless camping at designated camping areas during hunts. Persons entering the area for purposes other than hunting shall register upon entering and exiting the area.
Hunting Regulations, Map and Hunt Calendar
Vehicle use regulations
- Vehicles or horses may be used only on named and numbered roads except that horses are not restricted to roads during the small game season.
- Horses are prohibited during special-opportunity deer, small game, wild hog-still and special-opportunity spring turkey seasons, except that hunters may hunt from horseback during the small game season.
- Parked vehicles may not obstruct a road, gate or firelane.
- Use of airboats, all-terrain vehicles, tracked vehicles or unlicensed and unregistered motorcycles is prohibited.
- No motor vehicle shall be operated on any part of any wildlife management area that has been designated as closed to vehicular traffic.
Rules Regarding Dogs
- For purposes other than hunting, dogs are allowed, but must be kept under physical restraint at all times. Dogs are prohibited in areas posted as "Closed to Public Access" by FWC administrative action. No person shall allow any dog to pursue or molest any wildlife during any period in which the taking of wildlife by the use of dogs is prohibited.
- Hunting deer or wild hog with dogs is prohibited. Hunting with dogs is prohibited, except bird dogs and dogs with at shoulder height of 15 inches or less may be used during the small game season. Dogs are prohibited in areas posted as "Closed to Public Access" by FWC administrative action. No person shall allow any dog to pursue or molest any wildlife during any period in which the taking of wildlife by the use of dogs is prohibited. Dogs on leashes may be used for trailing wounded game.
Northeast Osceola County, the area is 17 miles east of St. Cloud and 25 miles west of Melbourne. The entrance off of 192 is approximately 3 miles east of the junction of U.S. Highway 192 and U.S. Highway 441. The entrance off of Crabgrass road is a "walk-in" entrance only and is located approximately 6 miles down Crabgrass Road.
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Additional wildlife viewing sites in the vicinity.
West of Bull Creek Wildlife Management Area, north and east of the Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area, and south of Holopaw State Forest.
St. Cloud (17 miles northwest), Melbourne (25 miles southeast), Holopaw (immediate area), and Kenansville (20 miles south).