Island Bay National Wildlife Refuge


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Island Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Address:c/o J. N. "Ding" Darling NWR Complex
1 Wildlife Dr
Sanibel, FL 33957

Phone:239-472-1100
Fax:239-472-4061
Web: www.fws.gov/southeast/islandbay
Established: 1908.
Location:On the north side of Charlotte Harbor in Turtle Bay, southwest of Punta Gorda, Florida.
Activities:Boating, saltwater fishing.
Special Features:Administered as a satellite of the J.N. "Ding" Darling NWR (see separate entry). Occasionally, boaters visit some of the islands with uplands such as Bull Key, but mosquitoes are usually so numerous that visiting any of the islands is extremely uncomfortable.
Habitats: Six undeveloped tracts of land located in a complex mangrove islands surrounded by brackish waters. The land totals 20 acres.
Access: Year round; accessible by boat only.
Wild life: Shorebirds, gulls, and terns. Also, raccoons, marsh rabbits, manatees, sea turtles, American crocodile, bald eagle, wood stork and east indigo snake.

See other parks in Florida.