Wetlands Near You. Aerial photo Courtesy of the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE.

These maps contain wetlands coverages as defined by the National Wetlands Inventory.

Each county map displays

  • freshwater wetlands
  • marine and coastal wetlands
  • lakes (also known as open water; not wetlands)
  • uplands (also known as dry land)
  • public lands that you can visit that have wetlands on the property
  • major roadways and urban areas for reference

Find a wetland near you in 2 easy steps:

STEP 1: Locate your county by selecting it on the map of Florida or list of counties below.

STEP 2: Identify the points of interest in your county and click on a heron to select a wetland that is open to the public. Once you click on a heron, you will be directed to another web page that explains the public wetland in more detail, including recreation opportunities and direction.

Where are the wetlands in your county?:

Dade Monroe Broward Collier Palm Beach Hendry Lee Martin Glades Okeechobee St. Lucie Indian River Charlotte Desoto Brevard Osceola Polk Sarasota Manatee Hardee Hillsborough Pasco Lake Orange Hernando Sumter Seminole Citrus Volusia Highlands Marion Levy Flagler Putnam St. Johns Clay Alachua Gilchrest Dixie Layfayette Bradford Duval Nassau Baker Union Columbia Suwannee Taylor Hamilton Madison Jefferson Wakulla Leon Gadsden Liberty Franklin Gulf Calhoun Bay Jackson Washington Walton Okaloosa Santa Rosa Escambia Holmes

Exit Disclaimer: The sites the herons will direct you to are both public and private, including include state, county and city government Web pages, and publications from Florida's water management districts. These sites are not created or maintained by IFAS' Wetland Extension program.

If you are looking for more detail

These maps are meant to help identify general wetland areas in your county. They are NOT designed to locate wetlands on a specific piece of property or parcel. The only accurate way to determine whether wetlands exist on your property is to have a wetland evaluation (called a delineation) performed on site by the State or a qualified consultant who has verified it with the State.

If you are looking for more detailed maps, try the following sites:

Online Wetlands Mapper, part of the National Wetlands Inventory. These web-based maps allow visitors to zoom in on specific geographical areas, and toggle more layers off and on. You can also download high resolution GIS shapefiles of specific areas at this site, but will need a viewing program, such as ArcExplorer to display these files.

Hillsborough, Lake, Manatee, Orange, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota and Seminole counties and the Tampa Bay Estaury have interactive water atlases through the The Florida Center for Community Design + Research at the University of South Florida. These maps allow you to explore county water resources in detail. The wetlands layer is located within the environmental menu. More counties are scheduled to be mapped in the future.