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National Wildlife Refuge

1 Wildlife Drive
Sanibel, FL   33957
E-mail: dingdarling@fws.gov
Phone Number: 239-472-1100
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Federally Endangered Woodstork at sunset in the Caloosahatchee NWR.
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Environmental Education
Caloosahatchee NWR receives little public use and environmental educational opportunities are limited. Please call the J.N. "Ding" Darling NWR at (239) 472-1100 for additional information.

No hunting is allowed on the refuge lands.

Wildlife Observation
Wildlife observation and photography opportunities are available from the water surrounding Caloosahatchee NWR. The islands are not accessible to visitors. The endangered West Indian manatee, wood stork, eastern indigo snake, bald eagle, a wide variety of shorebirds, wading birds, waterfowl, raptors, and neotropical migratory species can be viewed. The endangered West Indian manatee is commonly seen around the island and the manatee viewing area is located adjacent to the refuge and managed through a partnership with Lee County Manatee Park.

Not applicable.

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