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Matlacha Pass
National Wildlife Refuge


1 Wildlife Drive
Sanibel, FL   33957
E-mail: dingdarling@fws.gov
Phone Number: 239-472-1100
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://www.fws.gov/dingdarling/matlachapass
The American Oystercatcher feeds on abundant shellfish in the Matlacha NWR. Many beach nesting and resting birds utilize refuge islands.
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Environmental Education
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.

Fishing
Saltwater fishing is allowed around Matlacha Pass NWR. (Note: Florida state fishing license and regulations apply.)

Hunting
No hunting is allowed on the refuge lands.

Interpretation
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
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.




Hours
Not applicable.

Entrance Fees
No fee is required to visit Matlacha Pass NWR.

 
 
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