Florida Keys - Visitor Information

At present, recreational facilities or trails have not been developed on this site in order to protect the site's sensitive natural resources. A rest stop for non-motorized paddlers and bicyclists is currently being designed and constructed at Sammy Creek Landing on Lower Sugarloaf Key and is expected to be opened in 2011.

Dogs are prohibited, except that dogs not normally used for hunting and kept under restraint may be possessed. No person shall allow any dog to pursue or molest wildlife.

Location

Monroe County

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Nearby

Additional wildlife viewing sites in the vicinity.

There are 10 state parks where natural communities and wildlife may be observed. These parks provide a variety of recreational opportunities and facilities ranging from guided nature walks, glass-bottom boat tours, snorkeling, paddling, fishing, and camping. Visit the  Southeast listings of State Parks. In addition there are three national wildlife refuges in the Keys where public access is permitted. Almost all the lands of the National Key Deer Refuge are accessible to the public as are many of the beaches of the Key West National Wildlife Refuge. Several of the islands in the Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge are accessible to the public with a special use permit.

Nearest Cities/Towns

Miami (53 miles north) and Key West (15 miles west).



FWC Facts:
According to the National Survey of Fishing, Hunting & Wildlife-Associated Recreation, 66.1 million people engage in wildlife observation, spending about $38.5 billion per year.

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