Passage Key NWR is closed to public use year-round.
Location and Contact Information
In the early 1900's Passage Key was a 60-acre mangrove island with a freshwater lake. Today, Passage Key is a low-lying sandbar that fluctuates in size, and is found often completely below water during high tide.
More than 50 species of birds have used this small area including nesting American oystercatchers, black skimmers, royal and sandwich terns, and laughing gulls.
Visit The Friends of the Tampa Bay National Wildlife Refuges to find ways you can get involved!