Special Use Vehicle Summary 2014-2015

Area specific stipulations for Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) and Public Small Game Hunting Areas (SGAs)

For information on additional areas, call 352-732-1225 or go to SUV Summary and Maps of WMAs.

Revised June 1, 2014

 

Baird Unit of Richloam WMA

SUV permit is not valid on this area.

 

Buck Lake WMA

ATVs are prohibited.  Permit valid only during periods when vehicles are allowed for scouting and when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed.

 

Bull Creek WMA

In addition to established named or numbered roads, vehicles may be operated on the roads highlighted by a solid red line on the SUV map which is available by calling the regional office or online.  Access on roads identified as closed by gate or cable is prohibited.  Permit valid only during periods when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed and one day prior to each season.

 

Caravelle Ranch WMA

ATVs are prohibited.  Permit valid only during periods when vehicles are allowed for scouting and when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed.

 

Charles H. Bronson WMA

ATVs are prohibited.  Permit valid only during periods when vehicles are allowed for scouting and when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed.

 

Dexter / Mary Farms Unit of Lake George WMA

ATVs are prohibited.  Permit valid only during periods when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed and one day prior to each hunt.

 

Dunns Creek WMA

ATVs are prohibited.  Permit valid only during periods when vehicles are allowed for scouting and when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed.

 

Emeralda Marsh SGA

ATVs are prohibited.  Permit valid only during periods when vehicles are allowed for scouting and when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed.

 

Etoniah Creek WMA

ATVs are prohibited. Motorized vehicles are prohibited on the Florida Trail and other designated hiking trails (map attached with permit).  Permit valid only during periods when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed and one week prior to the start of each season to allow for scouting.

 

Fellsmere Area SGA

SUV permit is not valid on this area.

 

Fort Drum WMA

ATVS are prohibited.  Permit valid only during periods when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed.

 

Gores Landing Unit of Ocklawaha River WMA

ATVs are prohibited.  Permit valid only during periods when vehicles are allowed for scouting and when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed.

 

Guana River WMA

ATVs are prohibited. Permit valid only during periods when vehicles are allowed for scouting and when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed.  Access on roads identified as closed by gate or cable is prohibited.

 

Half Moon WMA

ATVs are prohibited. Permit valid only during periods when vehicles are allowed for scouting and when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed.

 

Jumper Creek WMA

Users must obtain a State Forest Special Use Permit at the Withlacoochee Forestry Center Recreation Office (352-797-4140) after obtaining the FWC SUV permit.  Both permits must be kept on their person at all times.  ATVs are prohibited.  Vehicles may be operated on all roads except those designated as “closed” by gate or cable. Permit valid only during periods when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed and one day prior to each season.

 

Kissimmee Chain of Lakes Area

SUV permit is not valid on this area.

 

Lake George WMA

ATVs are prohibited. Permit valid only during periods when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed and one day prior to each hunt.

 

Lake Monroe WMA

SUV permit is not valid on this area.

 

Lake Panasoffkee WMA

ATVs are prohibited.  Permit valid only during periods when vehicles are allowed for scouting and when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed.

 

Lake Tracy Unit of Seminole Forest WMA

ATVs are prohibited.  Permit valid only during periods when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed and one day before each hunt.  Vehicles prohibited in areas posted as closed to hunting.

 

Little Big Econ WMA

ATVs are prohibited. Permit valid only during periods when vehicles are allowed for scouting and when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed.  On Brumley Road, vehicle use past locked gates is prohibited.

 

Marshall Swamp WMA

SUV permit is not valid on this area.

 

Matanzas WMA

ATVs are prohibited.  Permit valid only during periods when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed and one day prior to each season.

 

Ocala WMA

SUV permit is not valid on this area.  U.S. Forest Service regulations must be adhered to when operating an ORV or ATV on the area.

 

Ocklawaha Prairie SGA

SUV permit is not valid on this area.

 

Orange Creek SGA

ATVs are prohibited.  Permit valid only during periods when vehicles are allowed for scouting and when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed.

 

Prairie Lakes Unit of Three Lakes WMA

ATVs are prohibited in areas denoted as “Closed to Vehicles” on the brochure map. Vehicles may be operated on all roads except those that are designated as “closed” by gate or cable.

 

Richloam WMA

Users must obtain a State Forest Special Use Permit at the Withlacoochee Forestry Center Recreation Office (352-797-4140) after obtaining the FWC SUV permit.  Both permits must be kept on their person at all times.  ATVs are prohibited.  Permit valid only during periods when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed and one day prior to each season.

 

Rima Ridge Unit of Tiger Bay WMA

ATVs are prohibited.  Permit valid only during periods when vehicles are allowed for scouting and when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed.

 

Rock Springs Run WMA

ATVs are prohibited. SUV permit is valid only during periods when vehicles are allowed for scouting and when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed. Vehicles are prohibited in areas posted as closed to hunting.

 

Ross Prairie WMA

Users must obtain a State Forest Special Use permit at the Ocala Forestry Station, 2735 East Silver Springs Boulevard Ocala, FL 34470 (352-732-1201) after obtaining the FWC SUV permit. Both permits must be kept on their person at all times. SUV permit applies to licensed vehicles only. This permit does not allow the use of ATVs. A four-wheel drive vehicle is required for this area and will be a requirement of the State Forest Special Use Permit. Vehicle access is limited to designated trails (SUV map). Authorized vehicles are allowed access only through the gate located at SW 150th Street and SW 110th Avenue. Access gate shall remain closed at all times. Special notices will be posted at the access point. Permit valid only during archery and spring turkey seasons and one day prior to each of these seasons for holders of a valid quota permit. Violation may result in revocation of both permits.

 

Salt Lake WMA

ATVs are prohibited.  Permit valid only during periods when vehicles are allowed for scouting and when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed.

 

Seminole Forest WMA

ATVs are prohibited except during the mobility- impaired general gun hunt.  Permit valid only during periods when hunting equipment is allowed on the area. A State Forest Special Use Permit is required from the Florida Forest Service (352-360-6675) for vehicle access on days when hunting is not allowed. Vehicles are prohibited in areas posted as closed to hunting.

 

Seminole Ranch WMA

ATVs are prohibited.  Permit valid only during periods when vehicles are allowed for scouting and when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed.

 

Three Lakes WMA

ATVs are prohibited in areas denoted as “Closed to Vehicles” on the brochure map. Vehicles may be operated on all roads except those designated as “closed” by gate or cable.

 

Tiger Bay WMA

ATVs are prohibited.  The SUV permit is valid only during periods when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed and one day prior to each season.  In order to operate vehicles on roads designated as “closed” by gate or cable, users must obtain a State Forest Special Use Permit at the Tiger Bay State Forest Office (386-226-0250) after obtaining the FWC-issued SUV permit.  Both permits must be kept on their person at all times. 

 

Tosohatchee WMA

Service roads are gated and locked; contact the FWC area biologist at 407-568-5893 at least one week in advance to coordinate opening of needed service roads.  ATVs are prohibited.

 

Triple N Ranch WMA

ATVs are prohibited.  Permit valid only during periods when hunting with archery and gun equipment is allowed.  Vehicles may be operated on all roads except those designated as “closed” by gate or cable.

 

Upper St. Johns River Marsh WMA

SUV permit is not valid on this area.



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