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    Volunteer with us!

    Volunteers needed! Volunteer opportunities are now available at the Refuge.

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  • Visitor Center Hours

    The Refuge Nature Center at 30587 Overseas Hwy on Big Pine Key is now open Tuesday-Friday from 10AM - 3PM.

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    Calling all 4th Graders!

    Starting this year, every 4th grader across the country is eligible to receive a free Park pass!

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    Visit Us

    Want to stay up to date on the happenings at the Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges? Visit us at our Facebook Page

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    Do you love taking photographs?

    Join our refuge photography club. We meet 2nd Wednesday of the month, 6:30 pm-8:00 pm (Nov-Jun)

    Visit our Photo Club Facebook page

Refuge Updates

Volunteer at the National Key Deer Refuge

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Become a volunteer at the refuge today to help conserve and protect our nations wildlife and teach thousands of visitors that their actions can make a difference. We have opportunities at the Visitor Center; Blue Hole; leading birding and nature walks, bike rides and kayak tours; assisting biological researchers on Key deer, wading birds, habitat monitoring and butterfly research, RV workcamping and more. Click the link below for more details.

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eBird Tracker


See what birds are hanging around on the Refuge today.

eBird Tracker

Key Deer Information

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The endangered Key deer are found in the lower Florida Keys, and nowhere else. Check out our new Key deer webpage for more info!

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About the Complex

About the Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges Complex

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The Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges Complex protects over 400,000 acres for wildlife in the Florida Keys. National Key Deer Refuge is managed as part of the Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges Complex.

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