If you hate mosquitoes, you'll love our flying friends! Forty thousand Brazilian free-tailed bats live in the Refuge's giant bat house.
Salt marsh vole
This endangered species lives in the grasses of the Gulf coastline.
The Refuge uses rotations of planned strategic fires to replenish the land.
Forestry on the Refuge
Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge was carved out of a pine plantation made of row upon row of non-native pines.
The return of these striking beauties, the swallow-tailed kite, is celebrated each spring.
Volunteer of the Year
Refuge neighbor, volunteer, and Friends Board member, Roger McDaniels, is named Volunteer of the Year 2015. Pepper-busting's his game.Learn more . . .
About the Complex
An administrative grouping of two or more refuges, wildlife management areas or other refuge conservation areas that are primarily managed from a central office location.
Lower Suwannee is managed as part of the North Florida Refuges Complex.
Learn more about the complex
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Learn more about the NWRS
Y'all Stop In!
If it's your first visit, stop by the office for a warm welcome, maps, paddling information,and coloring books for the kids. A view of the historic Suwannee River is just 1/4 mile away on the River Trail.Plan Your Visit
These artful flyers catch everyone's eye as they flick their tail and slice sky, disappearing momentarily. Spring is heralded by their return to the Lower Suwannee.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Perfect clouds over Suwannee River / © M. Pearson, Brazilian free-tailed baby bat / © K. Glover, Univ FL, Swallow-tailed kite / Artur Pedziwilk ©
Last Updated: Jun 22, 2015