Osceola Wildlife Management Area

Area Status: Open

The Osceola National Forest covers much of the Osceola Wildlife Management Area (WMA). The 266,000-acre WMA stretches from northwestern Baker County to northeastern Columbia County. The Osceola WMA is one of the safe havens for wildlife in Florida that provides bountiful hunting and fishing activities. 

Excellent wildlife and habitat management by the Forest Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission means that anglers, hunters, wildlife viewers and boaters can enjoy the wildlife management system across the state. Other recreationists such as bicyclists, horseback riders, paddlers, photographers and many more also enjoy these wild lands.

For information about appropriate licenses, permits and stamps, please visit FWC's web page on the Osceola WMA.

General Information

General Notes:


  • Non-potable water 
  • Parking

Licenses and Passes


  • Boating in the National Forests in Florida is regulated by the state of Florida. Please visit our boating web page before you grab your personal floatation device and head out onto the water.  

Camping – Dispersed/Primitive Camping 

  • Many people enjoy this solitude and primitive experience, but knowing your limits, skills and abilities is a must. Following certain rules and regulations will help make your experience safer and ensure settings remain unspoiled.  




Lake and Pond Fishing

River and Stream Fishing

Big Game Hunting

Small Game Hunting

Game Bird/Waterfowl


Boating - Non-Motorized

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities