Special Use Vehicle Summary 2014-2015

Area specific stipulations for
Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), Wildlife Environmental Areas (WEAs), and Public Small Game Hunting Areas (PSGHAs)

For information on additional areas, call (386) 758-0525 or go to SUV Summary of WMAs.

Revised August 11, 2014 (next update 2015)


Alligator Lake PSGHA

SUV permit not valid on this area.

 

Andrews WMA

Operate a vehicle on service roads, firebreaks, or well-defined roads. This permit does not allow the use of ATVs.

Bayard WMA

Operate a vehicle on service roads, firebreaks, or well-defined roads. Permit valid only during periods when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed. This permit does not allow the use of ATVs.

 
Bell Ridge WEA

SUV permit not valid on this area.


Belmore WMA

Operate a vehicle on service roads, firebreaks or well-defined roads. Permit valid only during periods when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed. This permit does not allow the use of ATVs.

 

Big Bend WMA

Hickory Mound Unit

Operate a vehicle on service roads, firebreaks, or well defined roads that are not physically closed to traffic via cable or gate.  ATVs are allowed. If using another vehicle to transport your ATV, the International handicapped symbol hanger [provided for printing with this permit] shall be displayed on the vehicle used to transport the permittee and ATV.

 

Big Bend WMA

Jena Unit

Operate a vehicle on service roads, firebreaks, or well defined roads that are not physically closed to traffic via cable or gate.  ATVs are allowed. If using another vehicle to transport your ATV, the International handicapped symbol hanger [provided for printing with this permit] shall be displayed on the vehicle used to transport the permittee and ATV.

 

Big Bend WMA

Snipe Island Unit

In addition to named or numbered roads, vehicles may be operated on roads posted as open to SUV permit holders (These roads are highlighted by a solid red line on the SUV map available by calling the regional office (386) 758-0525 or online at http://www.myfwc.com/media/2207145/Snipe_Island_SUV.pdf.).This permit does not allow the use of ATVs. The International handicapped symbol hanger [provided for printing with this permit] shall be displayed on the vehicle used to transport the permittee.

 

Big Bend WMA

Spring Creek Unit

Operate a vehicle on service roads, firebreaks, or well defined roads that are not physically closed to traffic via cable or gate.  ATVs are allowed. If using another vehicle to transport your ATV, the International handicapped symbol hanger [provided for printing with this permit] shall be displayed on the vehicle used to transport the permittee and ATV.

 

Big Bend WMA

Tide Swamp Unit

Operate a vehicle on service roads, firebreaks, or well defined roads that are not physically closed to traffic via cable or gate.This permit does not allow the use of ATVs.The International handicapped symbol hanger [provided for printing with this permit] shall be displayed on the vehicle used to transport the permittee.

 

Big Shoals WMA

Operate a vehicle on service roads or well-defined roads. Permit valid only during periods when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed. This permit does not allow the use of ATVs.

 

Camp Blanding WMA

Operate a vehicle on service roads, firebreaks, or well-defined roads. This permit does not allow the use of ATVs.

 

Cary WMA

Operate a vehicle on service roads, firebreaks, or well-defined roads. Permit valid only during periods when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed. This permit does not allow the use of ATVs.

 

Cedar Key Scrub WMA

SUV permit not valid on this area.

 

Citrus WMA

In addition to named or numbered roads, vehicles may be operated on roads highlighted by a solid red line on the SUV map available by calling the regional office (386) 758-0525 or online at http://www.myfwc.com/media/2207148/Citrus_SUV.pdf . Permit valid only during periods when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed. User must obtain a State Forest Special Use Permit at the Withlacoochee Forestry Center Recreation Office (352-754-6896) after obtaining the FWC SUV permit.  Both permits must be kept on their person at all times. This permit does not allow the use of ATVs.

 

Cypress Creek WMA

User must obtain a Special Use Authorization from the Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD) (386-362-1001 or recreation@srwmd.org) after obtaining the FWC SUV permit.  The permit from the SRWMD will specify which trails the permittee may use.  Permit valid only during periods when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed.

 

Devil’s Hammock WMA

SUV permit not valid on this area.

 

Flying Eagle WMA

Operate a vehicle on service roads, firebreaks, or well defined roads.  Permit valid only during periods when vehicles are allowed for scouting and when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed. This permit does not allow the use of ATVs.

 

Fort White WEA

SUV permit not valid on this area.

 

Four Creeks WMA

Operate a vehicle on service roads, firebreaks or well-defined roads.  Permit valid only during periods when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed. This permit does not allow the use of ATVs.

 

Goethe WMA

User must obtain a State Forest Special Use Permit at the Goethe Headquarters after obtaining the FWC SUV permit. Both permits must be kept on their person at all times. Operate a vehicle on service roads or well defined roads (not on firebreaks) only in the area open to hunting that lies north of SR 121 and west of CR 337. Permit valid only during periods when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed. This permit does not allow the use of ATVs.

 

Grove Park WMA

A Recreational Use Permit is required. Operate vehicles (including ATVs) only on roads and old logging roads.  Do not drive over, through or between planted pines.  All vehicles are prohibited in the walk-in areas north of CR 2082, adjacent to Orange Lake and along Camps Canal.

 

Gulf Hammock WMA

A Recreational Use Permit is required. Operate vehicles (including ATVs) only on roads and old logging roads.  Do not drive over, through or between planted pines.  Permit valid only during periods when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed.

 

Hatchet Creek WMA

Operate a vehicle on service roads, firebreaks, or well-defined roads. Permit valid only during periods when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed. This permit does not allow the use of ATVs.

 

Holton Creek WMA

SUV permit not valid on this area.

 

Homosassa WMA

SUV permit not valid on this area.

 

Jennings Forest WMA

Operate a vehicle on service roads, firebreaks or well-defined roads. Permit valid only during periods when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed. This permit does not allow the use of ATVs. 

 

Lafayette Forest WEA

SUV permit not valid on this area.

 

Little River WMA

User must obtain a Special Use Authorization from the Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD) (386-362-1001 or recreation@srwmd.org) after obtaining the FWC SUV permit.  The permit from the SRWMD will specify which trails the permittee may use.  Permit valid only during periods when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed. 

 

Lochloosa WMA

SUV permit not valid on this area.

 

Log Landing WMA

SUV permit not valid on this area.

 

Lower Econfina River WMA

User must obtain a Special Use Authorization from the Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD) (386-362-1001 or recreation@srwmd.org) after obtaining the FWC SUV permit.  The permit from the SRWMD will specify which trails the permittee may use.  Permit valid only during periods when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed.

 

Mallory Swamp WMA

SUV permit not valid on this area.

 

Middle Aucilla WMA

User must obtain a Special Use Authorization from the Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD) (386-362-1001 or recreation@srwmd.org) after obtaining the FWC SUV permit.  The permit from the SRWMD will specify which trails the permittee may use.  Permit valid only during periods when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed. 

 

Osceola WMA

SUV permit not valid on this area.

 

PotashCorp - White Springs WMA

SUV permit not valid on this area.

 

Potts WMA

Operate a vehicle on service roads, firebreaks, or well defined roads.  Permit valid only during periods when vehicles are allowed for scouting and when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed. This permit does not allow the use of ATVs.

 

Raiford WMA

SUV permit not valid on this area.

 

Ralph E. Simmons Memorial WMA

SUV permit not valid on this area.

 

Santa Fe Swamp WEA

User must obtain a Special Use Authorization from the Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD) (386-362-1001 or recreation@srwmd.org) after obtaining the FWC SUV permit.  The permit from the SRWMD will specify which trails the permittee may use.  Permit valid only during periods when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed.

 

Steinhatchee Springs WMA

User must obtain a Special Use Authorization from the Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD) (386-362-1001 or recreation@srwmd.org) after obtaining the FWC SUV permit.  The permit from the SRWMD will specify which trails the permittee may use.  Permit valid only during periods when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed.

 

Suwannee Ridge WEA

SUV permit not valid on this area.

 

Thomas Creek WMA

Kings Road Unit

SUV permit not valid on this area.

 

Troy Springs WMA

User must obtain a Special Use Authorization from the Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD) (386-362-1001 or recreation@srwmd.org) after obtaining the FWC SUV permit.  The permit from the SRWMD will specify which trails the permittee may use.  Permit valid only during periods when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed.

 

Twin Rivers WMA

Operate a vehicle on service roads, firebreaks, or well defined roads.  Permit valid only during periods when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed. This permit does not allow the use of ATVs.

 

Twin Rivers WMA

Blue Springs Unit

SUV permit not valid on this area.

 

Watermelon Pond WEA

SUV permit not valid on this area.



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