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Florida
Central West Region
Passage Key National Wildlife Refuge
PASSAGE KEY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
PASSAGE KEY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
1502 S.E. Kings Bay Drive
Crystal River, Florida   34429

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One of the first national wildlife refuges, Passage Key National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1905. This 30-acre meandering barrier island was once a mangrove island with a fresh water lake but a hurricane in 1920 had destroyed most of the island. The island hosts the largest royal tern and sandwich tern colonies in the state of Florida.


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Tampa Bay Ferry - Tierra Verde, FLBoating
Daily Egmont Key Ferry from Fort DeSoto County Park. US Coast Guard Certified Tour Boats. Private Charters Available for any Occasion
Web Site: Fortdesotoferry.com
5.2 miles from park*
Red Fox Stables - Lithia, FLHorseback Riding
Riding Trails are located in the Alafia River Corridor Preserve directly behind the horse stables. Your trail ride will include a demonstration, followed by a one hour trail ride. Longer trail rides are available upon request.
Web Site: redfoxstables.com
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Area Campgrounds

Holiday Cove RV Resort
11900 Cortez Road West
Cortez, FL
800-346-9224


Palm Bay RV Park
751 10th Street East US 301 North
Palmetto, FL
941-722-7048


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Because of its small size and importance to wildlife, the refuge is closed to all public use.

USA Parks
Florida
Central West Region
Passage Key National Wildlife Refuge
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