Refuge Status

St. Vincent Island is open for daylight use as always. Unfortunately, hurricane Michael has destroyed all of the restroom facilities on the island, so they will be unavailable until further notice. The roads are also damaged, but most of the damage doesn't start until several miles inland from Indian Pass. The Archery Hunt for white-tailed deer to be held on Nov 15-17, 2018 and the Sambar Deer hunt to be held on Nov. 29-Dec.1, 2018 will be cancelled. The January 17-19, 2019 Muzzleloader Hunt will still be held.

Hunt Regulations

The St. Vincent NWR holds several hunts on portions of the refuge. To learn more about hunting opportunities, seasons and regulations on the St. Vincent NWR, contact David Moody at (850)925-6121 or

Hunt Regulations

eBird Tracker

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Find out what birds are being seen at the refuge, including the most recent sightings.

eBird Tracker

Friends of St. Vincent NWR

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We are a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization dedicated to helping the St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge in all aspects of its mission. Learn more about us and other partners.

Featured Stories

New Refuge Office

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The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has purchased the historic Fry-Conter home, which will now become the new office and Visitor Center for the St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge. The St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge offices and Visitor Center were formerly housed inside the Harbormaster’s House at Scipio Creek. The offices should be open by the end of 2016; however the visitor center will take much longer.

About the Complex

North Florida Refuges Complex

St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the North Florida Refuges Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

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