Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge

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Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge

Address:c/o Lower Suwanee NWR
16450 NW 31st Pl
Chiefland, FL 32626

Phone:352-493-0238
Fax:352-493-1935
Web: www.fws.gov/cedarkeys
Established: 1929.
Location:Off Florida's Gulf coast in Levy County.
Facilities:Visitor contact center, viewing sites, hiking trails, dock.
Activities:Boating, fishing, educational programs.
Special Features:The refuge's Seahorse Key contains one of the largest colonial bird nesting sites in north Florida. An historic lighthouse, operated by the University of Florida as a Marine Science Lab, sits atop Seahorse Key.
Habitats: 800 acres on 13 islands, ranging in size from 1 acre to 120 acres, four of which are designated wilderness areas.
Access: Beaches of all islands, except Seahorse Key, are open to the public year round during daylight hours. Interior of islands is closed to the public. Access is by boat only.
Wild life: White ibis, snowy egret, tri-colored heron, brown pelican, great blue heron, and osprey, bald eagle, crabs, shellfish, bottlenose dolphin, manatees.

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