3200 T. M. Goodwin Rd., Fellsmere, 32948
T. M. Goodwin Unit (Vehicle Access): Sundays and Thursdays, 9:00am-4:00pm
Broadmoor Marsh Unit (Vehicle Access): Thursdays, 9:00am-4:00pm
Walk-in access: Daily, 1 hour before sunrise to 1 hour after sunset
(except on Saturdays and Tuesdays during waterfowl and snipe seasons)
This site, which includes the Broadmoor Marsh Unit, is a wetland restoration project in the upper St. Johns River Basin. The open marsh habitat, mudflats and impoundments attract a good variety of duck species including Mottled Duck, Gadwall, Blue-winged Teal, Fulvous Whistling-Duck and Black-bellied Whistling-Duck late fall through winter. Rare species like Snow Goose and Cinnamon Teal have been recorded. Limpkin, Purple Gallinule, Wood Stork, Black-necked Stilt, both night-herons, Roseate Spoonbill and Northern Harrier are possible, and Northern River Otters are occasionally spotted. View the birds by following the series of dikes around the impoundments. During migration look for flocks of Bobolinks. Vehicle access is permitted on Mondays and Thursdays on selected levee roads when conditions are suitable. A three-tier observation tower is located on the southern end of the property, approx. 2 miles north of the office (bring a spotting scope). The road into the area can be good, too, for everything from Swallow-tailed Kite to Northern Bobwhite to Crested Caracara. The site is closed to other visitors during some hunting seasons, please click here for dates, regulations and more information. At the entrance to the WMA, and easily viewed from the boat launch parking area, is the Stick Marsh Critical Wildlife Area. These two small islands support thousands of roosting wading birds each night. From January through July, the islands are home to hundreds of nesting Roseate Spoonbills, egrets, and herons. Click here for more information on the Stick Marsh Critical Wildlife Area.