Visitor Activities


  • Visitor Information Center


    This is a great place to start your visit and find answers to your questions. Exhibits, movies, programs, water, restrooms, book store, and trails are available.

    Learn more about the Visitor Information Center.

  • Wildlife Observation


    There is no better place to observe sea turtles in North America than the beaches of Archie Carr NWR. Two organizations provide Sea Turtle Walk programs within the Refuge and one provides Turtle Dig programs.

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  • Fishing


    Archie Carr NWR is a great place for saltwater anglers to try their luck at catching sea trout, red drum, black drum, snook, and tarpon.

  • Photography


    Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge a multitude of opportunities to capture spectacular photographs and video. From scenic landscapes to whales, butterflies and other wildlife, the refuge offers something for every nature photographer, from beginners and experts. Commercial filming and photography and some sea turtle filming and photography may be regulated. Please call the refuge with any questions you may have.

  • Partner Lands


    The Archie Carr National Refuge uplands are closed to the public, but our beaches are open for a variety of uses including swimming and sunbathing. Our partners within the Archie Carr Partnership Refuge provide many opportunities including beach access, hiking, boating and kayaking, fishing and a whole host of other activities and services.

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  • Publications

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    Learn more about the refuge through our publications.

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