Hickory Hammock WMA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member footTRAX
N 27° 24.165 W 081° 10.119
17R E 483327 N 3031056
Hickory Hammock WMA consists of nearly 4,000 acres in Highlands County and is bordered on the east by the Kissimmee River Public Use Area and on the south by the Istokpoga Canal.
Waymark Code: WM32YM
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 02/01/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member hiddenrock
Views: 70

The entrance is on Highway 98, 8 miles past the Kissimmee River Bridge and Fort Basinger. The Hickory Hammock portion of the Florida Trail runs the length of the area for 7.5 miles through oak and palm hammocks and upland pastures. It has been designated as part of the Florida National Scenic Trail. Wildlife seen on the area include white-tailed deer, feral hogs, wild turkey, gopher tortoises, and swallow-tailed kites (during the summer). Two designated primitive campsites are located on the Florida Trail. All other campers must possess a special-use license issued by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), (800) 250-4200. Bicycling and horseback riding on the area requires a permit from SFWMD. You'll find an equestrian center at Hickory Hammock and there are miles of dirt roads and firebreaks for off-road bicycling. Deer hunting and turkey hunting are excellent on Hickory Hammock, and hog hunting is good. A no-cost special quota hunt permit is required during muzzleloading gun, general gun, hog and spring turkey hunts. There is also a no-cost quota archery season during muzzleloading gun, general gun, hog and spring turkey seasons. Both horseback riders and campers need permits from the South Florida Water Management District to use the area.
Managing Agency:
South Florida Water Management District's

County: Highlands

Cluster Name: Not listed

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