In support of the resource management goals and
objectives for the area and to provide a quality experience for all
area users, the following recreation activities are allowed.
Hunting of waterfowl and white-tailed deer occurs in the fall and
winter. Water levels play an important role in deer population
dynamics and have a major influence on deer hunting opportunities
each year. The Commission conducts annual deer recruitment and
population index surveys, and manages the deer population on a
sustained-yield basis by recommending annual harvests based on the
The sloughs in the northeast portions of the area
are popular with waterfowl hunters.
The canals surrounding the area support many
species of game fish including largemouth bass, bluegill and other
species of sunfish, as well as catfish and several species of
exotic fishes. In addition, the canal system serves as refuge for
smaller fish species during periods of severe drought. These forage
fish are an important part of the prey base for many species of
wading birds. Reference the map of Holey Land WMA to locate boat ramp(s). Fishing
Levees are good places to view wildlife. You may
encounter white-tailed deer, raccoons, common opossums, armadillos,
river otter, bobcats, rabbits, songbirds and various wading
This area is part of the Great Florida Birding
Visit the Wildlife page for more information about the
Hiking can be done on most levees. The levees
provide a scenic view of the area and the wildlife activity
Biking can be done on most levees.
Camping is permitted only on the L-5 and Miami
Canal levees. Camps may be set up seven days before archery season,
and must be removed six days after the close of general gun
season. At other times, camping is permitted only on Fridays,
Saturdays, and Sundays. Map of Holey Land WMA .