Northwest Florida Water Management District announces closures across the Panhandle

October 21, 2018

All Northwest Florida Water Management District recreation sites are closed due to the impact of Hurricane Michael. The sites will remain closed for repairs and cleanup until further notice. This includes all campsites, boat ramps, picnic areas, day use areas) remain closed until further notice, with the following exceptions:

Access to non-improved areas in the Perdido, Escambia, Yellow River and Lafayette Creek WMAs is allowed for hunting, hiking, fishing, bird watching and nature appreciation, in accordance with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Wildlife Management Area rules for these areas (available at, but vehicle access may be limited in some areas by closed gates.

The District’s main phone number is 850-539-5999. If you have an after-hours emergency related to regulatory services, call 850-333-2117. If you have a question about Emergency Operation Center operations, call 850-339-5856. For all other emergencies, call 850-545-4353.