Key West National Wildlife Refuge


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Key West National Wildlife Refuge

Address:c/o National Key Deer Refuge
179 Key Deer Blvd
Big Pine Key, FL 33043

Phone:305-872-2239
Fax:305-872-2154
Web: southeast.fws.gov/KeyWest
Established: 1908.
Location:West of Key West, Florida.
Facilities:Visitor contact station (on Big Pine Key).
Activities:Boating, fishing, snorkeling, diving.
Special Features:All of the islands in the refuge are designated as part of the Wilderness Preservation System, and are managed to minimize human impact and influence.
Habitats: Unpopulated mangrove islands totaling 189,497 acres with some sandy beaches, dunes, saltmarsh, and coastal berm hammocks, along with seagrass and coral reef communities.
Access: By boat only; portions of some islands are closed.
Wild life: Wading birds, sea turtles.

See other parks in Florida.