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Herky Huffman/Bull Creek Wildlife Management Area


23,350 acres. A small portion of this property is jointly owned with the state of Florida.


South of U.S. 192 in Osceola County, about eight miles east of Holopaw.


This property was acquired for flood control as part of the Upper St. Johns River Basin Project. This area provides flood protection in storm events and public recreation opportunities. An 8.6-mile loop drive starts at the check station near the entrance, where a brochure is available for a self-guided tour. The Florida Trail Association maintains the portion of the Florida National Scenic Trail that passes through the property. Friends of Bull Creek, a volunteer group, supports the management of the site with activities such as cleanup.

Wildlife viewing:

This area features white-tailed deer, limpkin, great egret, gopher tortoise, white ibis, red-cockaded woodpecker, and green-backed and great blue herons. Sandhill cranes, turkeys and marsh rabbits also inhabit this wildlife management area.

Wildlife Viewing Hiking Fishing Horseback Riding Biking Camping Canoeing Canoe Launch Hunting
Recreational activities:
  1. Seasonal hunting, fishing, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, camping at designated sites, canoeing and wildlife viewing. more info
  2. Levee 73 is open for picnicking, hiking and bicycling.
  3. View hunting information.
Restrictions: more info
  1. Off-road vehicles (including motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles) are not allowed on the property except during small-game season and only on named and numbered roads.

The main entrance: From U.S. 192, approximately 22 miles west of the I-95/U.S. 192 interchange, turn south onto Crabgrass Road. The road ends at the entrance, approximately six miles from U.S. 192. Parking is available on the south side of U.S. 192, approximately 17.5 miles west of the I-95/U.S. 192 interchange.

For more information:

Call the District’s Bureau of Land Management at 386-329-4404. For specific information on hunting, call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission: 352-732-1225.


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