Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you Recreate Responsibly.

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information.
  • Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, people who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


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Prescribed Fire

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Controlled burns are a way of preventing wildfire and maintaining the habitat.

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Birds of the refuge

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A sampling of some of the birds that call St. Johns NWR home.

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St. Johns National Wildlife Refuge is not open to the public at this time. A special use permit is required for any authorized activity on the refuge.

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About the Complex

Merritt Island NWR Complex

St. Johns National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Merritt Island NWR Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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.

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