Fisheating Creek WMA: West Entrance


This site offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to bird in some of the most beautiful parts of rural Glades County. Rent a canoe or bring your own and secure a shuttle from FWC’s campground concessionaire. You can then paddle slowly down Fisheating Creek through pristine cypress swamp. From this vantage, birders can enjoy views of herons and egrets without the need for binoculars. Palm and Yellow-rumped Warblers are known to land on the gunwale of boats and dozens of Swallow-tailed Kites wheel overhead in the summer. Red-shouldered Hawks and Belted Kingfishers announce your presence loudly and Wood Storks and Common Gallinules watch silently as you drift by. Water levels vary widely with rainfall; call ahead to confirm conditions. Opportunities range from a half-day float to a multi-day trip. Check out the paddling guide available on FWC’s website and call the campground at 863-675-5999 to make arrangements. Seasonal hunting takes place at this site; please click here for details.

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