Micco Water Management Area

About this property

The Micco Water Management Area (WMA) in Brevard County helps improve the quality of water discharged to the North Prong of the St. Sebastian River, a tributary of the Indian River Lagoon. The WMA is an environmental engineering achievement that benefits coastal waters while providing aesthetic benefits and a multitude of recreational opportunities.

The property includes a series of ponds and restored wetlands to remove pollutants from a 21,000-acre watershed before they reach the lagoon, one of the most biologically diverse estuaries in North America. This stormwater is treated as it travels through a series of ponds, the Herndon Swamp constructed wetland treatment system, and additional created wetlands.

The Micco WMA is one of several projects in the region that are part of an effort to improve water quality in the Indian River Lagoon Basin. Other restoration projects in the basin include the Sebastian Stormwater Park, Canal 1 and associated Sawgrass Lake Water Management Area, and the continued reconnection of historic mosquito impoundments.

One of the special highlights of this property is its more than 3 miles of trails that allow visitors to see the wetland treatment system. Additional trails are located nearby in the St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park.

Wildlife viewing

Please respect Florida’s wildlife and use caution while visiting district lands. These are wild animals. For your safety, do not approach or feed any wild animal. The Micco WMA supports a variety of listed species, including wood storks, northern crested caracaras, bald eagles and more.

Recreational activities
  1. Hiking, nature study, photography, wildlife viewing, bicycling and equestrian activities are allowed on the property.
  2. The primary purpose of the on-site pond is to remove excess chemicals and nutrients from the water. Therefore swimming, boating and other water-based recreational activities are strictly prohibited.
  3. Only “catch and release” fishing is allowed.

The area can be accessed on Fleming Grant Road, south of Micco Road. For details and to get driving directions from your location, see the Google Maps link on this page.