There are lots of fun, interesting, and educational things you can do on the refuge. Keep in mind, if an activity is not wildlife related and doesn’t help in the protection or understanding of wildlife or their habitat, there are probably refuge rules governing this activity. Please check with the refuge management before participating in an activity that could harm the environment or yourself. There are plenty of activities on National Key Deer Refuge for you to enjoy. Be safe and have fun!
The refuge is open year round during daylight hours.
•Observe posted speed limits.
•Pets on leash allowed.
•Collecting or taking of artifacts, natural features, animals or plants on government property is prohibited.
•Please do not litter.
•No camping or campfires.
•No motorized vehicles on trails or off road.
•No hunting or discharging of firearms.
•Bicycles are not permitted Blue Hole or Nature Trails.
•Feeding, capturing, or harassing wildlife is strictly prohibited.
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Key deer are unique to the lower Florida Keys. They are perfectly adapted to living in the wild, they may, however, approach people looking for handouts; please help us keep them healthy and wild by not feeding them.
Call FWC Dispatch to report a dead or seriously injured key deer at