Great White Heron NWR

Key West and Great White Heron regulations

Great White Heron and Key West National Wildlife Refuges are accessible only by boat.  

There are use and access restrictions within these Refuges (no access buffers, no motor, etc.) and specific information can found on the Refuge website (Key West NWR and Great White Heron NWR restrictions), Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary website  (See Wildlife Management Areas list for Boca Grande, Marquesas Keys, Snipes, Marvin Contents Keys and more), on Refuge Information tear sheets and on the Key’s Adventure Guide for the Lower Keys (aka Teall’s Guide) which can be obtained at the Nature Center on Big Pine Key or local fishing and dive retailers respectively.