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J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area

12100 Seminole Pratt Whitney Rd. (Map)
West Palm Beach, FL 33412
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Admission is $3 per person daily use fee/ or $6 per vehicle free for those with a wildlife management area stamp.

Wedged between Florida's expanding Gold Coast to the east and south and orange groves and agricultural fields to the west is 60,348-acre Corbett Wildlife Management Area.

In support of the resource management goals and objectives for the area and to provide a quality experience for all area users, the following recreation activities are allowed:


Corbett is one of the only public areas for people along the highly populated Gold Coast to hunt.  As a result, hunting pressure is high: 10,000 man-days of hunting has resulted in an average take of 147 deer and 181 hogs over the past 5 years.

Regulations with Map & Calendar


Semi-circular ponds have been constructed at camps A,B,G,H,I, and K where you can catch bluegill, redear, bass, catfish, warmouth, and spotted sunfish. In rainy seasons fish the marshes for big bass.

Fishing licenses & permit

Wildlife Viewing

The best place to view wildlife year-round is the Hungryland Boardwalk and Trail. The 1.2-mile trail is away from the hunt areas and has interpretive signs describing the plant and animal communities.

JW Corbett Bird List


On the Hungryland Slough Boardwalk and Trail (1.2 miles) you can explore the normally inaccessible cypress swamp.

Florida Trail-Florida National Scenic Trail-Ocean to Lake Trail


Biking is permitted on all roads and trails except the Hungryland Boardwalk and Trail and the Florida Trail.

Horseback Riding

Corbett offers miles of roads and trails for horseback riding. Horses are allowed on the area throughout the year except from the Sunday 2 weeks prior to the opening of archery season until 8:00 a.m. the day prior to the archery season.

Scenic Driving

Roads pass through a variety of natural communities and offer the exploring driver opportunities to observe wildlife, wild flowers and much more on Florida's wild lands.

Vehicle Use Recreation


Camping is permitted only in designated campsites. During archery season through general gun season camping is permitted seven days a week and only on weekends throughout the rest of the year. Campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. During archery season, camping areas L and M and half of B are designated for short-term camping (no longer than 3 days).

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