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  • Baby bat


    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 / S.Barlow, USFWS

    Salt marsh vole

    This endangered species lives in the grasses of the Gulf coastline.

  • Prescribed fire sign posted

    Prescribed Fire

    The Refuge uses rotations of planned strategic fires to replenish the land.

  • Fluorescent pink sunrise behind pines

    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.

  • Swallow-tailed kite flying high

    Artful flyer

    The return of these striking beauties, the swallow-tailed kite, is celebrated each spring.

Volunteer of the Year

Volunteer of the Year 2015

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.

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About the Complex

North Florida Refuges 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.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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.

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  • Hunting Permits

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    Information on how to purchase a permit online and to view the Lower Suawanee NWR hunting regulations . . .

    Hunting Permits Online
  • Drop in and Visit Us

    Observation deck at pond

    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
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: Sep 08, 2015
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