Twin Rivers Wildlife Management Area

Managed in cooperation with
Suwannee River Water Management District
Florida Forest Service

 

photo of hikers in the pines
Suwannee River
Water Management District

Twin Rivers consists of more than 9,000 acres in 14 noncontiguous tracts in Madison, Hamilton, and Suwannee counties. Most of the land is in the 100-year floodplain of the Withlacoochee and Suwannee rivers. Natural communities include river bottom hardwoods, upland hardwoods, natural pines, and pine plantations. Portions of the Florida Trail follow the Suwannee River, where alligator, otter, and beaver may be observed. This area is a site on the Great Florida Birding Trail. Hunting, Fishing, wildlife viewing, canoeing, horseback riding, hiking, bicycling, and picnicking are permitted. A quota hunt permit is required to hunt in this area where deer hunting is excellent.  Children under the age of 16 are required to wear a helmet when horseback riding on public lands.  For more detailed information go to Nicole's Law PDF.  All horseback riders must have proof of current negative Coggins Test results for their horses when on state lands. Camping is prohibited during periods open to hunting. Permits are required for camping during non-hunting periods. The Florida Forest Service issues camping permits. Call (386) 208-1461 for more information.  Also see Twin Rivers - Blue Spring Unit website.

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 dogs may be taken onto the WMA after 8 a.m. the day before the opening of a season and shall be removed by 6 p.m. one day after the end of the season. Hunting with dogs is prohibited, except during small game season. Hunting wild hog with dogs is prohibited. 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.



FWC Facts:
When the weather is very cold, a group of bluebirds, and several other bird species, will occasionally roost together in a nest cavity for warmth.

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