Fees

A Daily-Use Permit is required to enter this area, unless you have purchased a Wildlife Management Area Permit. To hunt or fish you must also possess the appropriate license and permit.

 

Facilities

Office; restroom; check station (operated seasonally); primitive group and equestrian camping areas

Map of Tosohatchee WMA Adobe PDF

 

Public Access

The area is open to public access year round.  Outside of archery, muzzleloading gun, general gun, wild hog-dog and spring turkey seasons, public access is allowed only from 8 a.m. until sunset. A marked footpath called the Florida National Scenic Trail traverses the area. This trail is open to hikers throughout the year.

Hunting Regulations, Map and Hunt Calendar

Vehicle use regulations

  • Vehicles may be operated only on named or numbered roads and may be parked only at designated parking areas.
  • Parked vehicles may not obstruct a road, gate or firelane.
  • Airboats, all-terrain vehicles, tracked vehicles and unlicensed and unregistered motorcycles are prohibited.
  • Horses are prohibited during archery, muzzleloading gun, general gun, wild hog-dog and spring turkey seasons.
  • No motor vehicle shall be operated on any part of any wildlife management area that has been designated as closed to vehicular traffic.

View a trail map Adobe PDF

 

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 dogs may be used during the wild hog-dog season. 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.

Location

Located in Orange County, about 25 miles east of Orlando, near the community of Christmas.

From the north: Exit I-95 at S.R. 50 (Exit 215) and take S.R. 50 west to Taylor Creek Road. Turn left (south) onto Taylor Creek Road. The entrance is on the left (east side), approximately 2.8 miles north of S.R. 520.

From the south: Exit I-95 at S.R. 50 (Exit 201) and take S.R. 520 west to Taylor Creek Road. Turn right (north) onto Taylor Creek Road. The entrance is on the right (east side), approximately 2.5 miles north of S.R. 520.

From Orlando: Take S.R. 50 east to Taylor Creek Road. Turn right (south) onto Taylor Creek Road. The entrance is on the left (east side), approximately 2.8 miles south of S.R. 50.

View a location map Adobe PDF

 

Nearby

Additional wildlife viewing sites in the vicinity.

Orlando Wetlands Park (8 miles north), Seminole Ranch Wildlife Management Area (8 miles north), Little Big Econ State Forest (20 miles north), Canaveral National Seashore (28 miles northeast), Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge (26 miles east).

 

Nearest Cities/Towns

Christmas (3 miles), Titusville (15 miles east), Orlando (25 miles west).



FWC Facts:
Florida is #1 in the country for total days of wildlife viewing by nonresident visitors. (8.5 million)

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