The 9,815-acre Guana River Wildlife Management Area (WMA) offers abundant opportunities for fishing, hunting, birding, and hiking. It is part of the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve, a 73,352-acre expanse of public conservation and recreation lands located midway between Jacksonville and St. Augustine.
"If we are lucky, we may find enough wildness left here to take the shrillness of civilization out of us…"
Bill Belleville, River of Lakes
In the late summer, roseate spoonbills and other wading birds are numerous around the Big and Little Savannah impoundments. Lake Ponte Vedra is a popular spot for fishing, crabbing, and waterfowl hunting. Miles of scenic roads through maritime hammock, coastal xeric scrub, marshes, and flatwoods are available for hiking, biking, and horseback riding.
View the Recreation Master Plan for Guana River Wildlife Management Area.
View the Conceptual Management Plan for Guana River Wildlife Management Area.