Passage Key National Wildlife Refuge, St. Petersburg

4.2
#16 of 22 in Parks in St. Petersburg
Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
The Passage Key National Wildlife Refuge is part of the United States National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) System, located offshore from St. Petersburg. The 64-acre (0.26 km2) refuge was established in 1905 by President Theodore Roosevelt to preserve nesting colonies of native seabirds and wading birds. The Passage Key Wilderness Area is part of the refuge, and consists of 36.37 acres (0.1472 km2) (or 56.9%) of its total area. It was established in 1970, to protect native birds and serve as a breeding ground for them.
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  • I travel to this little sandbar almost everyday. The water around it is crystal clear most of the time. The shelling at the waterline is world class. I highly recommend a visit to this little...  more »
  • Due to its value to resting seabirds, shorebirds and wading birds, Passage Key NWR is closed to public use year-round.  more »

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