Visitor and Education Center and other CLOSURES


J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge

Visitor & Education Center & offices are Closed.

Refuge is OPEN in limited areas & activities:

Wildlife Drive and all Trails Remain Open

(*Wildlife Drive remains Closed on Fridays to give the wildlife a break)

Concessionaire, Tarpon Bay Explorers is Open.

NEW: Additional openings starting August 3:

Limited Tram Services!
Call Tarpon Bay Explorers for schedule: 239/472-8900 or 239/472-1351.

America's Best Restrooms at the Visitor Center will be open and cleaned daily.

Resuming Fee collection: $5/vehicle & $1/hiker/biker. Federal passes will be available.

Refuge staff are on-site and will be conducting mission critical activities.
For updated information check our official refuge Facebook page or email: