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, white-tailed deer, and feral
hog 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 population index.
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. Fishing license information.
South Florida Water Management District
Canal and powerline levees are good places to view
wildlife. Swallow-tailed kites, red-shouldered hawks, and many
migratory birds are seen during the winter months. This area is
part of the Great
Florida Birding Trail. Visit the Wildlife page for more
information about the area's wildlife.
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 only permitted on the Miami Canal,
Manley Ditch, and Powerline levees. Camps may be set up 7 days
before archery season and must be removed 7 days
after the close of general gun season. During other times,
camping is permitted on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only. Map of Rotenberger WMA .