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Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Park

5 Activites Phone: (561)-546-6141 Email: hobesound@fws.gov Distance: 1.14 miles

Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge, was established September 30, 1969. It is a coastal refuge bisected by the Indian River Lagoon into two separate tracts of land totaling over 1000 acres. The 735 acre Jupiter Island tract provides some of the most productive sea turtle nesting habitat in the United States, and the 300 acre sand pine scrub mainland tract is valued because more than 90 percent o...

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Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Park

6 Activites Phone: (561)-732-3684 Email: loxahatchee@fws.gov Distance: 40.51 miles

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is located seven miles west of the city of Boynton Beach in Palm Beach County, Florida. The refuge was established in 1951 under the authority of the Migratory Bird Conservation Act and is managed through a license agreement between the South Florida Water Management District and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In total, the refuge inc...

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Lake Okeechobee National Park

11 Activites Phone: (863)-983-8101 Distance: 52.71 miles

As lake, waterway and surrounding countryside, Okeechobee shows the many faces of Florida. A canopy of moss-draped live oaks hides clusters of sabal palms. A tangle of water plants marks the boundary where wetland meets lakeshore. A lone alligator suns on a riverbank in a deceptively calm moment. Wild birds take flight in a sudden explosion of motion. Between the muted pastels of dawn and the...

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Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge Park

2 Activites Phone: (772)-562-3909 Email: pelicanisland@fws.gov Distance: 54.44 miles

Pelican Island holds a unique place in American history, because on March 14, 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt designated it as the Nation's first National Wildlife Refuge to protect brown pelicans and other native birds nesting on the island. This was the first time the federal government set aside land for the sake of wildlife. The Refuge celebrates its Centennial Anniversary in 2003 and now t...

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Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge Park

1 Activites Phone: (772)-562-3909 Email: archiecarr@fws.gov Distance: 60.36 miles

The Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge stretches across 20.5 miles between Melbourne Beach and Wabasso Beach along Florida's east coast. The refuge was established in 1991 and was named after the late Dr. Archie Carr, Jr., in honor of his extraordinary contribution to sea turtle conservation. The Refuge is a direct result of Dr. Carr bringing attention to the world's declining turtle populations...

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Island Bay Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 94.39 miles

The Island Bay Wilderness now contains a total of 20 acres and is managed by the Fish & Wildlife Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Florida. In 1970 the Island Bay Wilderness became part of the now over 110 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of ...

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J.N. "Ding" Darling Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 94.39 miles

The J.N. "Ding" Darling Wilderness now contains a total of 2,619 acres and is managed by the Fish & Wildlife Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Florida. In 1976 the J.N. "Ding" Darling Wilderness became part of the now over 110 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for so...

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Apalachee Savannahs Scenic Byway National Park

Phone: (850)-226-3561 Distance: 94.39 miles

The Appalachee Scenic Byway traverses the western end of the Apalachicola National Forest. The flat, grassy savannahs are home to a wide variety of wildflowers such as orchids, sudews, and carnivorous pitcher plants. The byway passes through forests of oak, cypress, and long leaf pine, and is home to several varieties of wildlife, including the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker. The byway also...

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Florida Black Bear Scenic Byway National Park

Distance: 94.39 miles

Connecting Silver Springs with the city of Ormond Beach, the Florida Black Bear Scenic Byway is filled with long, undisturbed stretches of natural Florida and pine-scented air. See an array of wildlife in the Ocala National Forest, the centerpiece of the byway. Designated in 1908 by President Theodore Roosevelt, the forest is home to rare and endangered plants and animals found nowhere else. It is...

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Florida Keys Scenic Highway National Park

Phone: (305)-289-2521 Email: tallman-jane@monroecounty-fl.gov Distance: 94.39 miles

The Florida Keys Scenic Highway is definitely one of a kind. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico stretching out as far as the eye can see, it winds through vistas of natural beauty, areas rich in history and legend, views of spectacular sunrises, sunsets, sparkling stars, and moonlight. It's a highway where travelers from all over the world experience their own adventures in paradi...

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Indian River Lagoon National Scenic Byway Park

Phone: (772)-567-3491 Email: info@sebastianchamber.com Distance: 94.39 miles

The Indian River Lagoon National Scenic Byway gives access to a National Estuary providing habitat to more species than anywhere in North America. History buffs, bird watchers, anglers, surfers, swimmers, boaters, and vacationers will find excitement at a national seashore, wildlife refuges, state park, museums, the Kennedy Space Center, beaches, and waterways.

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Caloosahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Park

2 Activites Phone: (239)-472-1100 Email: dingdarling@fws.gov Distance: 105.41 miles

The Caloosahatchee National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), administered as a satellite refuge of J.N. "Ding" Darling NWR, is located in Lee County on the Caloosahatchee River within the city of Fort Myers. The refuge was established by President Woodrow Wilson on July 1, 1920, through Executive Order 3299 as a ". . . preserve and breeding ground for native birds". Originally, the Caloosahatchee refuge c...

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Lake Wales Ridge National Wildlife Refuge Park

Phone: (321)-861-0667 Email: merrittisland@fws.gov Distance: 105.65 miles

Lake Wales Ridge National Wildlife Refuge (LWRNWR) is the first Refuge designated primarily for the preservation of endangered plants. Thirty-one rare plants can be found within the project boundary, 22 of them federally listed as endangered or threatened, and nine candidates for such listing. Four federally listed vertebrates as well as 40 rare invertebrate species are also present. T...

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Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge Park

8 Activites Phone: (321)-861-0667 Email: merrittisland@fws.gov Distance: 105.65 miles

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge (MINWR) headquarters is located five miles east of U.S. 1 in Titusville, Florida. The Refuge, which is an overlay of the John F. Kennedy Space Center, was established in August 1963 to provide a buffer zone for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the quest for space exploration. Approximately one half the Refuge's 140,000 acres...

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Big Cypress National Preserve Park

Rank: 70 10 Activites Phone: (239)-695-1201 Email: bob_degross@nps.gov Distance: 108.01 miles

The freshwaters of the Big Cypress Swamp, essential to the health of the neighboring Everglades, support the rich marine estuaries along Florida's southwest coast. Protecting over 729,000 acres of this vast swamp, Big Cypress National Preserve contains a mixture of tropical and temperate plant communities that are home to a diversity of wildlife, including the elusive Florida panther.

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Biscayne National Park

Rank: 118 6 Activites Email: bisc_information@nps.gov Distance: 109.04 miles

Within sight of downtown Miami, yet worlds away, Biscayne protects a rare combination of aquamarine waters, emerald islands, and fish-bejeweled coral reefs. Here too is evidence of 10,000 years of human history, from pirates and shipwrecks to pineapple farmers and presidents. Outdoors enthusiasts can boat, snorkel, camp, watch wildlife...or simply relax in a rocking chair gazing out over the bay.

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St. Johns National Wildlife Refuge Park

Phone: (321)-861-0667 Email: merrittisland@fws.gov Distance: 113.17 miles

St. Johns National Wildlife Refuge (SJNWR) was established in 1971 to protect the dusky seaside sparrow. In 1990, the species was officially declared extinct and the critical habitat was delisted. Today, SJNWR is managed to provide habitat for several species of birds listed as species of special management concern by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and for wildlife and habitat diversity...

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Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge Park

1 Activites Phone: (239)-353-8442 Email: floridapanther@fws.gov Distance: 118.68 miles

Ten Thousand Islands NWR is located in Collier County on the southwest coast of Florida. Established in 1996, this 35,000 acres refuge protects important mangrove habitats and a rich diversity of native wildlife, including several endangered species. The refuge is part of the largest expanses of mangrove forest in North America. Approximately two thirds of the refuge is mangrove forest, which...

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Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Park

12 Activites Phone: (239)-417-6310 Email: info@rookerybay.org Distance: 119.10 miles

An amazing world exists within the pristine mangrove-fringed waterways, uplands and freshwater wetlands that can be found only a few miles away from downtown Naples. This estuarine environment, where rivers meet the sea, provides an ideal setting for visitors to enjoy a variety of outdoor learning experiences and outstanding recreational activities, including boating, kayaking, birdwatching and m...

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Matlacha Pass National Wildlife Refuge Park

2 Activites Phone: (239)-472-1100 Email: dingdarling@fws.gov Distance: 123.09 miles

Matlacha Pass NWR, administered as a satellite refuge of J.N. "Ding" Darling NWR, is located within the Matlacha Pass Charlotte Harbor estuary, Lee County, Florida, approximately 8 miles northwest of Fort Myers. On September 26, 1908, three small islands were established as a ". . . preserve and breeding ground for native birds" by President Theodore Roosevelt through Executive Order 943. Since...

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Canaveral National Seashore Park

Rank: 61 10 Activites Email: Rosemary_Mack@nps.gov Distance: 124.49 miles

Since ancient times, this barrier island has provided sanctuary to both people and wildlife. Many threatened animals find refuge here, including sea turtles who nest on its shores. Like Indians and early settlers, you too can find tranquility. Swim in the ocean. Fish in the lagoon. Stroll down a wooded trail. Or reflect on the longest expanse of pristine shore in Florida - the way it used to be.

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Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Park

1 Activites Phone: (305)-451-4223 Email: crocodilelake@fws.gov Distance: 125.55 miles

Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1980 to protect critical breeding and nesting habitat for the endangered American crocodile and other wildlife. The refuge is located in north Key Largo and is currently comprised of 6,700 acres including 650 acres of open water. It contains a mosaic of habitat types including tropical hardwood hammock, mangrove forest, and salt marsh. ...

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Marjory Stoneman Douglas Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 126.00 miles

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Wilderness now contains a total of 1,296,500 acres and is managed by the National Park Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Florida. In 1978 the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportun...

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Island Bay National Wildlife Refuge Park

2 Activites Phone: (239)-472-1100 Email: dingdarling@fws.gov Distance: 126.64 miles

Island Bay NWR, administered as a satellite of the J.N. "Ding" Darling NWR, is located in the Cape Haze area of Charlotte Harbor, Charlotte County, Florida--southwest of Punta Gorda. The Refuge was established as a ". . . preserve and breeding ground for native birds" on October 23, 1908, through Executive Order 958 signed by President Theodore Roosevelt. Later, on October 23, 1970, President Ri...

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J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Park

8 Activites Phone: (239)-472-1100 Email: dingdarling@fws.gov Distance: 128.89 miles

The J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge is located on the subtropical barrier island of Sanibel in the Gulf of Mexico. The refuge is part of the largest undeveloped mangrove ecosystem in the United States. It is world famous for its spectacular wading bird populations.

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