Closures and Openings related to COVID19


Updated December 2020:
J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge
Visitor & Education Center
(for information ONLY) & Nature Store are OPEN.
Exhibits are closed.
Monday-Saturday 9am-4pm. (Closed Sundays)
Limited 25 in building.
Restrooms are open.

Wildlife Drive and all trails Remain Open
(*Wildlife Drive remains Closed on Fridays to give the wildlife a break)
Concessionaire, Tarpon Bay Explorers is Open: 239/ 472-8900
Trams are operating everyday but Friday: 239/472-1351

For updated information
check our official refuge facebook page
or email:

NEW: Additional openings starting August 3:

Limited Tram Services!
Call Tarpon Bay Explorers for schedule: 239/472-8900 or 239/472-1351.

America's Best Restrooms at the Visitor Center will be open and cleaned daily.

Resuming Fee collection: $10/vehicle & $1/hiker/biker. Federal passes will be available.

Refuge staff are on-site and will be conducting mission critical activities.
For updated information
check our official refuge Facebook page
or email: