Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge

One of over 500 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S Department of Interior refuges managed within the United States. Containing over 6300 acres of wetlands, islands and mangrove forests. Protects native birds and animals as well as the native vegetation. About 238 bird species frequent the refuge. There are 51 resident reptile and amphibian species and 32 mammal species.

Wildlife includes ospreys, raccoons, brown pelicans, moorhens and alligators and more.

1 Wildlife Drive
Sanibel, FL 33957

Public Access Available 1/2 hour after sunrise and closing 1/2 hour before sunset. During the fall and winter seasons these hours are: opening at 7:30 AM and closing at 5:30 PM

A fee of $5.00 per car and $1.00 per biker or hiker is required for entrance to the refuge

Camping - No
Bicycling - is encouraged
Canoe - Yes, in certain designated areas
Fishing - Yes, Florida fishing laws are enforced

Interactive Features

Virtual tour








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