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Passage Key
National Wildlife Refuge


1502 S.E. Kings Bay Drive
Crystal River, FL   34429
E-mail: chassahowitzka@fws.gov
Phone Number: 352-563-2088
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://www.fws.gov/chassahowitzka/passagekey
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  Overview
Passage Key National Wildlife Refuge
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.


Getting There . . .
Because of its small size and importance to wildlife, the refuge is closed to all public use.

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    Note
The refuge is closed to the public.




Recreation and Education Opportunities
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Management Activities
- Provide nesting, feeding and resting habitat for colonial water birds

- Provide critical habitat and protection for thousands of shore birds and water birds