The Latest Updates

COVID-19

 
OPEN
 
Wildlife Drive (7:00-7:00 Saturday through Thursday - closed Friday) with no entrance fees
All hiking trails
Restroom facilities on Wildlife Drive
 
CLOSINGS (until further notice)
 
"Ding" Darling Visitor & Education Center 
Tarpon Bay Recreation Area and Tarpon Bay Explorers recreation concession
Bailey Tract parking lot on Tarpon Bay Road (to deter beach parking); still accessible via Island Inn Road
DDWS Office (staff is accessible by phone - 239-472-1100 ext. 232 - or email)
 
CANCELLATIONS/POSTPONEMENTS
 
Daily through April 19 - Free Winter Refuge Tours & Programs 
April 3 - Jeri Magg lectures
 
Stay tuned to this site for more news of cancellations, closings, and reopenings. 
 
Support local restaurants during this crisis by ordering takeout, delivery, or gift cards. Thanks to the Islander newspaper for compiling and providing this list.
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