The Apalachicola River Wildlife and Environmental Area covers 86,140 acres located in Franklin and Gulf counties.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation commission
tells us that the Apalachicola River Wildlife and
Environmental Area is part of a vast ecosystem that
begins hundreds of miles away in the Chattahoochee
National Forest in Georgia. The 86,140-acre Apalachicola
River WEA contains the largest expanse of floodplain
forest in Florida. The floodplain forest of the lower
Apalachicola River protects, feeds, and nurtures
One of the best ways to explore this land and water immortalized in the film Ulee's Gold is by canoe or kayak. Here you can fish for largemouth bass, catfish, striped bass, and bream, and hunt dove, quail, squirrel, white-tailed deer, turkey, and waterfowl. Enjoy the spring and fall wildflowers, some rare, some common, and the abundant resident and migratory birds.
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