The J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area is tucked between Florida’s expanding Gold Coast and Lake Okeechobee and consists of 60,348 acres of wildlife-rich habitats open to a wide range of recreation. Pine flatwoods, cypress swamps and hardwood hammocks feature abundant wildlife and create a scenic backdrop for diverse recreational opportunities.
In the fall, hunting pressure on Corbett is intense. Hunters can camp at a number of sites and enjoy fishing in semi-circular, stocked manmade ponds. The Hungryland Boardwalk and Trail is located far from the hunting area and is open year-round. Hiking along the 1.2-mile trail is most pleasant in the fall, winter, and spring. In the spring and fall, oak hammocks and cypress swamps along the trail are alive with songs of migratory warblers. During fall and winter, you may see pairs of sandhill cranes that nest on the area. In the summer, the Everglades Youth Conservation Camp offers a host of programs for youth and families. The cooler, drier months of the year are good for camping and observing wading bird.
Location: The north entrance to the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area is approximately 1/4 mile north of (SR 706) and the Bee Line Highway (SR 710), on the west side of (SR 710) and North Grade Road. For additional information on this Wildlife Management Area.