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De Soto National Memorial Park

Rank: 152 4 Activites Email: daniel_stephens@nps.gov Distance: 4.49 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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Passage Key National Wildlife Refuge Park

Phone: (352)-563-2088 Email: chassahowitzka@fws.gov Distance: 10.32 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: 12.90 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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Pinellas National Wildlife Refuge Park

Phone: (352)-563-2088 Email: chassahowitzka@fws.gov Distance: 13.60 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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Island Bay National Wildlife Refuge Park

2 Activites Phone: (239)-472-1100 Email: dingdarling@fws.gov Distance: 54.49 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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Pine Island National Wildlife Refuge Park

2 Activites Phone: (239)-472-1100 Email: dingdarling@fws.gov Distance: 62.53 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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Island Bay Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 65.89 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: 65.89 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: 65.89 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: 65.89 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: 65.89 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: 65.89 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: 73.06 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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Matlacha Pass National Wildlife Refuge Park

2 Activites Phone: (239)-472-1100 Email: dingdarling@fws.gov Distance: 76.80 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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J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Park

8 Activites Phone: (239)-472-1100 Email: dingdarling@fws.gov Distance: 78.03 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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Chassahowitzka Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 79.74 miles

The Chassahowitzka Wilderness now contains a total of 23,579 acres and is managed by the Fish & Wildlife Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Florida. In 1976 the Chassahowitzka 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. I...

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Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge Park

5 Activites Phone: (352)-563-2088 Email: chassahowitzka@fws.gov Distance: 85.30 miles

The Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge, established in 1941, is comprised of over 31,000 acres of saltwater bays, estuaries and brackish marshes at the mouth of the Chassahowitzka River. The refuge, located approximately 65 miles north of St. Petersburg, FL, was established primarily to protect waterfowl habitat and is home to over 250 species of birds, over 50 species of retiles and amphibia...

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Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge Park

3 Activites Phone: (352)-563-2088 Email: chassahowitzka@fws.gov Distance: 95.75 miles

The Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, was established in 1983 specifically for the protection of the endangered West Indian Manatee. This unique refuge preserves the last unspoiled and undeveloped habitat in Kings Bay, which forms the headwaters of the Crystal River. The refuge preserves the warm water spring havens, which provide critical habitat for the manatee populations that migrate her...

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Lake Okeechobee National Park

11 Activites Phone: (863)-983-8101 Distance: 113.42 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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Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Park

12 Activites Phone: (239)-417-6310 Email: info@rookerybay.org Distance: 113.58 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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Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge Park

5 Activites Phone: (352)-493-0238 Email: lowersuwanee@fws.gov Distance: 116.77 miles

Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1929 by President Herbert Hoover to protect a breeding ground for colonial nesting migratory birds during a time when market hunters, desiring feathers for the ladies' apparel industry, were slaughtering millions of birds. Today, the threat is much different - coastal islands are being rapidly developed and habitat is lost forever. Congre...

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Cedar Keys Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 116.85 miles

The Cedar Keys Wilderness now contains a total of 379 acres and is managed by the Fish & Wildlife Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Florida. In 1972 the Cedar Keys 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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Alexander Springs Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 124.97 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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Billies Bay Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 125.55 miles

The Billies Bay Wilderness now contains a total of 3,092 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Florida. In 1984 the Billies Bay 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 age of "......

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St. Johns National Wildlife Refuge Park

Phone: (321)-861-0667 Email: merrittisland@fws.gov Distance: 126.53 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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