Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge


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Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge

Address:PO Box 645
Hobe Sound, FL 33475

Phone:772-546-6141
Fax:772-546-7572
Web: hobesound.fws.gov
Established: 1969.
Location:In Martin County, off the east coast of Florida.
Facilities:Visitor center, viewing sites, trail, boat launch, nature center, museum.
Activities:Fishing, hiking, educational programs.
Special Features:One of the most productive sea turtle nesting areas in the United States, the refuge provides habitat to the endangered leatherback, green, and threatened loggerhead sea turtles.
Habitats: 967 acres of beach, sand dunes, and mangroves on Jupiter Island and a sand pine scrub forest on the mainland.
Access: Daylight hours year round.
Wild life: Sea turtles, brown pelicans, ospreys, and a variety of shorebirds and songbirds.

See other parks in Florida.
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The masses of toothy macks that ravaged bait schools last month along beaches from Vero to Stuart have put on the brakes to hunker down in a favorite winter hole--the Peck Lake reefs just off Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge. Though it will be a circus on weekends, with both sport fishermen and commercial castnetters pounding the fish, the numbers of macks there are staggering.
As a consequence, predation on a high-density turtle nesting beach at Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge (HSNWR), 21 km north of MBSP, dropped from 42% to 29% in one year (Engeman et al.
Lucie power plant, and there are at least a dozen accesses, many of which are not overrun by swimmers, from there clear down to the beach at Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge.