Refuge Visitor Center Open Mon-Sat, 10a-3p

As of 0800 on November 1, 2017, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has planned a re-opening of National Key Deer Refuge on Big Pine Key, and Key West and Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuges.  Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge on Key Largo remains closed as it has always been, with access through organized volunteer activities and guided walks.

The Refuge Visitor Center at the Winn Dixie shopping plaza on Big Pine Key is now open Monday- Saturday from 10 am-3pm.  Blue Hole and Nature Trail public use areas are now open dawn to dusk.  

Updates regarding re-openings will be announced through our website (, local print and radio press releases and our Facebook page.

For more information, please contact Project Leader Dan Clark at 305-872-2239 ext. 209 or Deputy Project Leader Christine Ogura at 305-872-2239 ext. 226.

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