Encompassing nearly 564,000 acres in Franklin, Leon, Liberty, and Wakulla counties, the Apalachicola Wildlife Management Area is part of the Apalachicola National Forest.
The Florida National Scenic Trail traverses the area,
meandering through pine palmetto flatwoods interspersed
by titi and cypress swamps. Wildlife is abundant and
includes red-cockaded woodpeckers, osprey, bald eagles,
turkeys, alligators, deer, and bears.
Recreational opportunities abound on this area: hunting in the fall and winter, horseback riding, biking, hiking, swimming, fishing, and paddling.
The Apalachee Scenic Byway (CR 379) winds through rare wet prairie delicately-colored with yellow and red pitcher plants in the spring.
Camping is permitted at designated primitive campsites
during the general gun season and year round at the
Northwest Florida Water Management District campground at
Florida River Island. A portion of this campground has
been set aside for recreational vehicles, but there are
no hook-ups. Kitchen stoves, refrigerators and freezers
(unless contained in mobile campers) lumber, sheet metal
or other building materials or permanent improvements are
not allowed by the Water Management District. For
additional information, contact the Florida Water
management District at 850-539-5999.
|CAMPSITE NAME||CAMPSITE LOCATION||COMMENTS|
|Big Gully||Liberty County, Hwy. 379||Dirt boat ramp|
|Brown House||Leon County, FR-309 & FR-352||Portable toilets during hunting season|
|Buckhorn||Leon County, FR-360 and FR-304||Portable toilets during hunting season|
|Camel Lake||Liberty County, Hwy 12||$3 day use per vehicle; $10 camping per night or $15 w/electric|
|Cliff Lake||Liberty County, FH-13||Portable toilets during hunting season|
|Cotton Landing||Franklin County, FR-123||Concrete boat ramp, portable toilets during hunting season|
|Harpers||Liberty County, FR-125||Portable toilets during hunting season|
|Hickory Landing||Franklin County, FR-129A||$3 vehicle per night; concrete boat ramp, non-flush toilets|
|Hitchcock Lake||Liberty County, Off of Hwy 67||Concrete boat ramp, portable toilets during hunting season|
|Mack Landing||Wakulla County, Off of Hwy 375||Concrete boat ramp, non-flush toilets|
|Mack Slough||Wakulla County, Off of Hwy 375||No facilities|
|Magnolia||Liberty County, FR-182||Dirt non-motorized boat ramp; portable toilets during hunting season|
|Otter||Leon County, FR-344||Portable toilets during hunting season|
|Pine Creek Camp||Wakulla County, Off Hwy 375||Portable toilets during hunting season|
|Pine Creek Landing||Wakulla County, Off Hwy 375||Concrete boat ramp; NO CAMPING during hunting season|
|Pope Still||Wakulla County, FH-13||Portable toilets during hunting season|
|Porter Lake||Liberty County, FH-13||Non-flush toilets and water; Florida National Scenic Trail Hiking Trailhead|
|Revell Landing||Liberty County, Off Hwy 67||Concrete boat ramp, portable toilets during hunting season|
|Smith Creek Landing||Franklin County, Off Hwy 65||Dirt boat ramp|
|Twin Poles||Liberty County, FH-13||Portable toilets during hunting season|
|Whitehead Lake||Libery County, FH-13||Concrete boat ramp; non-flush toilets, picnic tables; $3 per vehicle per night|
|White Oak Landing||Liberty County, FR-115||Concrete boat ramp; portable toilets during hunting season; OHV mixed use roads|
|Wood Lake||Wakulla County, FR-338||Concrete boat ramp; non-flush toilets and water; picnic tables|
|Wright Lake||Franklin County, Off Hwy 65||$10 per night; showers; flush toilets; water; dump station; picnic tables; grills|
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