Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve | HUNTING AND FISHING


Fishing is allowed anywhere in the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve except for areas deemed “Designated Use Areas.” These include the following locations:

  1. Theodore Roosevelt Area: all areas except for the saltwater marsh and tidal creeks
  2. Docks and retaining wall at Kingsley Plantation
  3. Banks of Thomas Creek (northwest corner of the Preserve)
  4. Fort Caroline National Memorial and Spanish Pond
  5. From the dock at Cedar Creek

Fishing is subject to Florida State fishing regulations. No special license from the National Park Service is required. See the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission web page for details.


Hunting is also allowed in the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, but there are so many limits on where you can hunt that you might as well say that hunting is not allowed. I may be misinterpreting the regulations, so if you have an interest in hunting, please speak to a park Ranger.

Per the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve and Fort Caroline National Memorial Code of Federal Regulations:

  1. Hunting is prohibited for reasons of public safety in all designated use areas, which include: Fort Caroline National Memorial; the Kingsley Plantation unit and all contiguous Federal land; Theodore Roosevelt Area; Cedar Point unit including all contiguous Federal land above the mean high water line; and in the Thomas Creek unit including all contiguous Federal land above the mean high water line.
  2. Hunting is also prohibited on all NPS-owned uplands on Black Hammock Island, the Broward Islands, Burton Island, Half Moon Island and the unnamed 52 other islands (note; a map showing the location of these islands is available at park HQ).

It’s the “unnamed 52 other islands” that lead me to believe that there aren’t many places left in the park where you can hunt, other than from the water in a boat. If you study a map, 52 islands looks like it’s most of the park. Again, consult with a Ranger for more information.

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Last updated on March 30, 2021
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