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Arbuckle Wildlife Management Area

Arbuckle Wildlife Management Area is a 13,530 acre property in Frostproof offering opportunities for long hiking excursions, equestrian trails and camping.

Arbuckle Wildlife Management Area (WMA) covers 13,530 acres near Frostproof. Part of the Lake Wales Ridge State Forest, this area was purchased to protect numerous rare and endangered plants and animals.

Hiking and Fishing at Arbuckle WMA

Arbuckle occupies a high ridge of ancient sand dunes and contains fast-disappearing pine and oak scrub, a habitat that is home to Florida scrub-jays and gopher tortoises. Lake Arbuckle adjoins the area, and fishing and canoeing may be enjoyed on the lake year-round. Arbuckle Wildlife Management Area is a Great Florida Birding Trail site. Short-tailed hawks may be observed on the Paula Dockery Trail, and at Lake Arbuckle visitors will see wading birds, bald eagles, limpkins and ospreys.

  • Camping is permitted at designated sites.
  • Horseback riding is allowed most of the year on horse trails and certain roads within the WMA.
  • Dogs are allowed on Arbuckle WMA, with certain limitations.


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