Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area (WMA)
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
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Map showing the location of Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area (WMA)
Map showing the location of Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area (WMA)
LocationOrange County, Florida, United States
Nearest cityChristmas, Florida
Coordinates28°29′56″N 80°55′01″W / 28.49889°N 80.91694°W / 28.49889; -80.91694Coordinates: 28°29′56″N 80°55′01″W / 28.49889°N 80.91694°W / 28.49889; -80.91694
Area28,000 acres (110 km2)
Governing bodyFlorida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area is located along the St. Johns River east of Orlando in Christmas on Taylor Creek Road, off SR 50.


The wildlife management area (WMA) contains 1000 acres of old growth floodplain swamp, twenty to forty acres of old growth mesic flatwoods and an unknown acreage of old growth hydric hammock.[1]


Among the wildlife of this 30,701-acre (124.24 km2) wildlife management area (WMA) are song birds, wading birds and migratory waterfowl. The WMA is home to bald eagle, turkey, hawks, and owls, as well as white-tailed deer, bobcat, fox squirrel, and gray fox. Other animals that can be seen at the park are alligator, otter, and turtles. The WMA also contains rare and endangered plants.

Recreational Activities

Activities include hiking, biking, and primitive back-pack camping, as well as horseback riding, hunting, fishing, geocaching,and nature study.

Amenities include access to the St. Johns River, a horse camp, a youth camp, two primitive backpack campsites, and more than fifty miles of trails. However, during the rainy season the trails may be under water.


  1. ^ Davis, Mary Byrd (2003). Old Growth In The East. Appalachia-Science in the Public Interest. pp. 81–82. ((cite book)): External link in |location= (help)