A man and a woman paddling a red boat on calm waters carrying fishing gear

Boating is allowed in the Refuge in designated areas; however, the Refuge has some restricted access areas including a No Motor Zone and a Pole/Troll Zone. Be sure to consult the refuge Fishing and Boating brochure for closed areas and non-motorized zones. Visit the Refuge's concessionaire,Tarpon Bay Explorers for fishing rentals and information.

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