Fishing is permitted in the open water areas of the refuge, with good fishing opportunities for redfish, snook, sea trout, flounder, mangrove snapper, Jack Crevalle and other popular sportfish. Bank and wade fishing is permitted on the lagoon side of Bird's and Pete's Impoundment Trails. Refuge...
Birding is a great year-round activity, with fall through spring the best time to see unique and migratory birds. Feeding, capturing, or harassing wildlife is strictly prohibited. Pets are not permitted on the refuge and the use of drones is not allowed.
Our experienced volunteers give free wildlife tours by tram of the refuge trails and platforms from November through March. Informational kiosks are located at the beginning of Centennial Trail and at the welcome center. Informational signs are located throughout the ...
Enjoy our seven miles of trails through managed salt marsh, mangroves, and maritime hammock. The Centennial Trail is a three-quarter-mile ADA-accessible trail which includes the Centennial Trail Pond, the National Wildlife Refuge Boardwalk and the observation ...
All our trails are flat for an easy run. Most trails are gravel or grass, so they may be uneven, and be sure to watch for land crab burrows! The Centennial Trail is paved and culminates in a 500-foot boardwalk.
This land has inspired many, including local hero Paul Kroegel, Frank Chapman, and even President Theodore Roosevelt. We hope you find the same inspiration they did! Be sure to share your art with us on Facebook.
With many subjects to choose from, a photographer should look no further than Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge.
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