Wild Things and Wild Places

Celebrate Refuge Week with TTINWR on Oct. 20th!

October 20, 2018 TTI Refuge Week 2018

On Saturday, October 20th, TTINWR is recognizing National Wildlife Refuge Week 2018 with a 9am Guided Birding Walk and 11am Painting Party at the Marsh Trail! All ages are welcome to attend both 90 minute sessions, the trail is friendly to novice hikers, and no bird i.d. or painting skills are necessary to thoroughly enjoy yourself! Registration is not required but is strongly encouraged. RSVP to your choice activity (or both!) with your name, contact email and phone number, and the number of guests in your party via floridapanther@fws.gov by Thursday October 18th

Catch An Inshore Slam


Red drum, common snook, spotted seatrout, and tarpon are commonly found along the Refuge's barrier islands and grass flats, enlivening anglers and wildlife watchers alike!

Learn More About Sport Fish

TTINWR Is For The Birds

Belted Kingfisher Birding

Grab your binoculars and enjoy birding at the Refuge's Marsh Trail! Follow the Brochure link for a helpful checklist of Ten Thousand Islands bird species. Find more information on this 2.2 mile round trip hike in the Plan Your Visit section of this website.

TTINWR Birding Brochure
Waterfowl Hunting

Hunting at Ten Thousand Islands NWR


This 2018-2019 season, Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge continues to provide the Hunting Regulations and Permit online. Click the link below to go straight to the permit and print one out for yourself!

Hunting Regulations and Permit

About the Complex

Southwest Florida Gulf Coast Refuge Complex

Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Southwest Florida Gulf Coast Refuge Complex.

Read more about the complex
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.

Learn more about the NWRS