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Island Bay Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 9.79 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: 9.79 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: 9.79 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: 9.79 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: 9.79 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: 9.79 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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Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge Park

1 Activites Phone: (772)-562-3909 Email: archiecarr@fws.gov Distance: 59.99 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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Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge Park

2 Activites Phone: (772)-562-3909 Email: pelicanisland@fws.gov Distance: 60.62 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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Lake Okeechobee National Park

11 Activites Phone: (863)-983-8101 Distance: 63.27 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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Caloosahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Park

2 Activites Phone: (239)-472-1100 Email: dingdarling@fws.gov Distance: 66.25 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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Island Bay National Wildlife Refuge Park

2 Activites Phone: (239)-472-1100 Email: dingdarling@fws.gov Distance: 72.77 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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St. Johns National Wildlife Refuge Park

Phone: (321)-861-0667 Email: merrittisland@fws.gov Distance: 73.95 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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De Soto National Memorial Park

Rank: 152 4 Activites Email: daniel_stephens@nps.gov Distance: 77.20 miles

In May 1539, Conquistador Hernando de Soto's army of soldiers, hired mercenaries, craftsmen and clergy made landfall in Tampa Bay. They were met with fierce resistance of indigenous people protecting their homelands. De Soto's quest for glory and gold would be a four year, four thousand mile odyssey of intrigue, warfare, disease, and discovery that would form the history of the United States.

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Lake Wales Ridge National Wildlife Refuge Park

Phone: (321)-861-0667 Email: merrittisland@fws.gov Distance: 78.65 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: 78.65 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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Pinellas National Wildlife Refuge Park

Phone: (352)-563-2088 Email: chassahowitzka@fws.gov Distance: 79.23 miles

The Pinellas National Wildlife Refuge, was established in 1951 as a breeding ground for colonial bird species. Herons, cormorants, egrets, endangered brown pelicans and many more species use this quiet refuge for nesting. Tarpon key, one of the islands making-up the refuge, hosts the largest brown pelican rookery in the state of Florida. The abundant green sea grass beds around the island are prot...

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Pine Island National Wildlife Refuge Park

2 Activites Phone: (239)-472-1100 Email: dingdarling@fws.gov Distance: 80.97 miles

The Pine Island NWR is located on the southwest coast of Florida, north of Sanibel Island in the Pine Island Sound. It is administered as part of the J.N. "Ding" Darling NWR. The refuge was established by President Theodore Roosevelt through Executive Order 939 in 1908 to protect the thousands of herons, egrets, and pelicans that were being hunted to support the plume trade in the early 1900's. ...

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Passage Key National Wildlife Refuge Park

Phone: (352)-563-2088 Email: chassahowitzka@fws.gov Distance: 82.64 miles

One of the first national wildlife refuges, Passage Key National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1905. This 30-acre meandering barrier island was once a mangrove island with a fresh water lake but a hurricane in 1920 had destroyed most of the island. The island hosts the largest royal tern and sandwich tern colonies in the state of Florida.

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Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge Park

5 Activites Phone: (352)-563-2088 Email: chassahowitzka@fws.gov Distance: 84.03 miles

The Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge, was established in 1974 and protects a diverse community of animals and plants, many of which are either threatened or endangered. This island refuge was once the site of the former United States Army Fort Dade Military Reservation, and abundant reminders of this unique military past can be found scattered throughout the island today. Silent gun batteries t...

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Matlacha Pass National Wildlife Refuge Park

2 Activites Phone: (239)-472-1100 Email: dingdarling@fws.gov Distance: 84.88 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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Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Park

5 Activites Phone: (561)-546-6141 Email: hobesound@fws.gov Distance: 85.26 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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J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Park

8 Activites Phone: (239)-472-1100 Email: dingdarling@fws.gov Distance: 90.30 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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Canaveral National Seashore Park

Rank: 61 10 Activites Email: Rosemary_Mack@nps.gov Distance: 91.30 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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Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Park

6 Activites Phone: (561)-732-3684 Email: loxahatchee@fws.gov Distance: 98.96 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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Alexander Springs Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 104.06 miles

The Alexander Springs Wilderness now contains a total of 7,941 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Florida. In 1984 the Alexander Springs Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an...

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