Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge


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Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Address:PO Box 370
Key Largo, FL 33037

Phone:305-451-4223
Fax:305-451-1508
Web: www.fws.gov/southeast/crocodilelake
Established: 1980.
Location:On north Key Largo, Florida, off Card Sound Road.
Activities:Educational programs.
Special Features:Refuge contains some of the Keys' last remaining stands of high tropical hardwood hammock.
Habitats: 6,606 acres of tropical hardwood hammock, mangrove forests, manmade channels, and open water.
Access: Closed to general public use, although limited special-use permits may be obtained.
Wild life: Endangered species include American crocodile, Schaus' swallowtail butterfly, Key Largo woodrat, and Key Largo cotton mouse.

See other parks in Florida.
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To protect the hammocks and wildlife of north Key Largo from development, the Service established Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge, and the state of Florida established the Key Largo Hammocks State Botanical Site.
After learning of AMERICAN FORESTS' Big Tree program a few years ago, he quickly located 14 new champions, all within the boundaries of his park and the adjacent Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge.
In addition to Turkey Point, crocodiles nest in two other areas in South Florida: the southern mainland portion of Everglades National Park and northern Key Largo, where they are protected by the 6,600-acre Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge, established in 1980.