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Passage Key National Wildlife Refuge
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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.



Things To Do in the Area
Tampa Bay Ferry - Tierra Verde, FL
Boating
Daily Egmont Key Ferry from Fort DeSoto County Park. US Coast Guard Certified Tour Boats. Private Charters Available for any Occasion
5.2 miles from park*

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews

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
Booking.com

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

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