National Wildlife Refuge
|1 Wildlife Drive
Sanibel, FL 33957
Phone Number: 239-472-1100
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|The American Oystercatcher feeds on abundant shellfish in the Matlacha NWR. Many beach nesting and resting birds utilize refuge islands.|
Matlacha Pass NWR receives little public use and environmental educational opportunities are limited. Please call the J.N. "Ding" Darling NWR at (239) 472-1100 for additional information.
Saltwater fishing is allowed around Matlacha Pass NWR. (Note: Florida state fishing license and regulations apply.)
No hunting is allowed on the refuge lands.
Matlacha Pass NWR receives little public use and interpretive programs are not available. Please call the J.N. "Ding" Darling NWR at (239) 472-1100 for additional information.
Wildlife observation and photography opportunities are available from the water surrounding Matlacha Pass NWR. The islands are not accessible to visitors. The endangered West Indian manatee, wood stork, eastern indigo snake, bald eagle, a wide variety of shorebirds, wading birds, waterfowl, raptors, and neotropical migratory species can be viewed from offshore.
No fee is required to visit Matlacha Pass NWR.
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