Wildcat Lake Pass

National Forests in Florida

Wildcat Lake Day Use Area is centrally located in the forest approximately 1 mile east of the intersection of State Roads 40 and 19 on the south side of Highway 40. It is surrounded by National Forest system lands and situated in the sand pine/longleaf pine ecosystem. Wildcat Lake, 335 surface acres, is a deep clear lake that is a favorite of anglers seeking largemouth bass, sunfish and black crappie.

This location is available on a first-come, first-served basis only. Visitors are required to physically arrive at the site to purchase a pass. Once on-site, follow the posted instructions and pay for your activity pass by scanning the QR code using the Recreation.gov mobile app. Download and sign into the free Recreation.gov mobile app on Android or iOS prior to your arrival as some remote areas have limited or no cellular service: https://www.recreation.gov/mobile-app

All visitors must display confirmation of payment in vehicle dash. Please write confirmation number on provided envelope.

Overnight parking is not permitted.Vehicles remaining overnight will be subject to towing at owner's expense.

Check with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for any current limits or restrictions on fishing.

Day use fee includes access to the boat ramp.

Swimming is not permitted within 100 feet of the boat ramp.

Fishing is not permitted within 50 yards of the boat ramp or designated swimming area.