The Lower Suwannee Refuge is open daily from dawn to dusk for appropriate recreational uses including boating, hiking, fishing, biking, and birding. Visitors are required to follow the CDC guidelines for social distancing and not gathering in groups.
The Cedar Keys Refuge is made up of 13 small islands offshore from the city of Cedar Key. Atsena Island is open to visitors. It must be accessed by personal boat. All the other islands are closed to visitors in order to protect the resident and transient birds nesting on them.
All staff are working as usual. However due to the coronavirus, the headquarters building for the Refuges is closed to visitors.
In coordination with Dixie County managers and Roads Department, the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge will need to close the Dixie Mainline for much needed maintenance from 11 to 25 January.
We apologize to the residents of Dixie County for this inconvenience.
The work is roadside right-of-way and overhead tree cutting. Heavy equipment will block the road while the work is conducted. Please notify your friends and family. Any questions call/text the refuge manager, Andrew at 703|622.3896 or Mr. Hutch at 352|210-8899.