Devil's Hammock Wildlife Management Area
Devil's Hammock Wildlife Management Area protects the lands that border the Waccasassa River and Otter Creek in Levy County. 4,274 acres are owned and managed by the Suwannee River Water Management District, and 3,500 acres fall under the jurisdiction of Levy County.

There are four designated entrances along State Road 24, which runs between the towns of Otter Creek and Bronson. The entrances provide access to trailheads, a hunting camp along the river, and a kayak launch site. A hunter check-in station is provided at the southernmost entrance where SR24 meets Andrews Grade Road.

Group tent camping is allowed outside of hunting season, but a permit must be obtained from Levy County. The tent camping area is primitive, but there is a picnic pavilion.

Access is also available along the west side of the area via Andrews Grade Road. At the end of Fisher Bridge Road there is another launch site for canoes and kayaks onto the Waccasassa River.

Hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding are all allowed at Devil's Hammock. Trails consist primarily of forest and service roads. Dogs are allowed.

If you plan to kayak on the Waccasassa River or Otter Creek, note that this is a lowland swampy area where the river takes many turns and has quite a few small tributaries. A GPS tracking device would be a good idea unless you are already familiar with the area. Be prepared to portage over or around fallen trees and other obstacles.



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