J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge

Low tide is the best time for wildlife viewing at the refuge, hours vary monthly. Start your visit at our FREE education/visitor center open daily for all the details. Explore the 4-mile Wildlife Drive by vehicle, tram, bike, kayak or foot open 6 days a week, closed Fridays. Water related activities are available with refuge concessionaire, Tarpon Bay Explorers 239/ 472-8900 tarponbayexplorers.com Embrace technology while enjoying nature with the first of its kind iNature Trail. This self-guided trail uses QR codes to teach visitors with the touch of their smart phone. Or do a technology treasure hunt with our geocache program. Earn a badge and become a Jr Refuge Manager inquire at our information desk. Interpretive programs and tours change seasonally. fws.gov/dingdarling 239/472-1100



Bicycling, Birding, Canoeing


Bus Parking, Concessions

Average Visit Time

2 - 3 hours, Half day

Fishing Type

Back Bay Fishing