Refuge staff members are now finished clearing the public-access roads, trails, non-driving public roads, parking lots, and boardwalks on the Lower Suwannee Refuge. They are all safe to access and open to the public.
On the Cedar Keys Refuge there was minimal damage, downed trees, beach erosion, and debris tossed onto the islands. Cleanup was a priority on Seahorse Key in preparation for visitors during the Grand Opening Celebration for our partners at the Nature Coast Biological Station. It is now complete also.
The Refuge is open daily from dawn to dusk.
Due to coronavirus concerns, the headquarters building is closed to visitors. However, staff are working as usual and the Refuge is open for appropriate recreational uses including boating, hiking, fishing, biking, and birding.
The Refuge Manager Andrew Gude can be reached by text or phone at 703.622.3896.
Hunting Information from the Refuge Manager
The print version of the 2020-2021 Hunt Regulations Brochure is now available. For a digital version,
click on the photo below. A current LSNWR Hunt Brochure, signed by the hunter, must be in his or her possession when hunting. The brochure includes websites to obtain hunting permits and required harvest reports.
For a Summary of the 2020-2021
Hunt Season Schedule,
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