It was a perfect Florida winter day for a walk in the Refuge. Though it started off cool enough for light jackets, before the walk was over, most of us were wearing the jackets tied around our waists. Bill Peterson, Maggie Funchion, Sally Beveridge, Kit Lane, Jane Reineke , Susan Davis-Hyllested and myself, Donna Thalacker, met at the beginning to Cabin Road and walked the road for a couple of hours. We heard and saw plenty of birds, but it was too cold for alligators and we did not see any otters. So, Jane entertained us by doing a balancing act on a log in the water! Fortunately, she didn’t get wet and thanked her yoga practice for such good balance!
Need information? Refuge Manager Andrew Gude can be reached by text or phone at 703.622.3896.
CR 347 in Levy County is open again following the closure due to flooding. Access to the Refuge in Levy County and Dixie County is still very limited because of high water.
The print version of the 2019-2020 Hunt Regulations Brochure is now available at Refuge headquarters. For an digital version,
The Refuge is open daily from dawn to dusk.
Visitors are welcome to walk or bicycle around yellow Refuge gates.
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