Point Washington Wildlife Management Area

Managed in cooperation with
Florida Forest Service

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Rachel Smolinski

Point Washington WMA in southern Walton County north of Blue Mountain, Grayton, and Seagrove beaches, is part of the 15,258-acre Point Washington State Forest. Its more than 12,000 acres include sandhill, titi swamps, wet prairie, and cypress swamps. Listed species include gopher tortoise, flatwoods salamander, and white-topped pitcher plants. The area is also home to the world's largest population of Curtiss' sandgrass. Point Washington is widely used for hunting, off-road bicycling, and hiking. On the area are several paved roads and numerous forest roads. This area is a site on the Great Florida Birding Trail. Some of the bird species found on this area include southeastern American kestrel, myrtle warbler, prothonotary warbler, red-headed woodpecker, mourning dove, and ground dove. Camping is prohibited on the area.

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, other than bird dogs, is prohibited. Hunting wild hog with dogs is prohibited. Bird dogs may be trained throughout the year except during spring turkey season.  A quota permit is required if training during any hunting period in which a quota permit is required. 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.



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