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    Want to see what's happening at the Refuge when you're not here? Check out our live video camera to see what wildlife is out and about.

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    Recent Wildlife Sightings

    Check out what has been spotted on the Refuge. Our list is updated weekly so you know what to keep an eye out for when you visit.

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    Ethical Wildlife Viewing

    Remember while visiting your refuge to view and photograph wildlife in a safe and ethical way.

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    FREE Discover Ding App

    Download the App and play the trivia game along Wildlife Drive. Share photos, field tips, and score high points.

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Refuge Information

Hours and Admission

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Wildlife Drive is open every day EXCEPT FRIDAYS regardless of holidays and admission is $5 per vehicle, $1 per pedestrian or bicycle. The "Ding" Darling Visitor & Education Center is FREE. Hours of operation vary. Click the link for details.

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About the Complex

J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge Complex

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The J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge Complex encompasses four other National Wildlife Refuges.

J.N. Ding Darling is managed as part of the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge 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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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: May 19, 2017
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