General Trip Planning Information
When planning a trip to the Chassahowitzka Wilderness, please be aware that the area is accessible by boat only.
Recreational opportunities within the Wilderness include kayaking, canoeing, boating,wildlife observation and photography, and recreational fishing. Some areas are open to waterfowl hunting. Contact Chassahowitzka NWR for a copy of the hunting and fishing regulations.
Safety and Current Conditions
When visiting the Chassahowitzka Wilderness you will be paddling or boating in remote areas. It is important to always have a float plan which includes letting someone know where you will be and when you expect to return. You should always pack bug spray, sunscreen, food, and water along with your other emergency items.
The salt marsh is highly influenced by the tides, with very low tides occurring throughout the winter months. Visitors should always check the weather and tides before visiting. Low tides expose hazards like mud flats and oyster bars, limiting access throughout most of the Wilderness.