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Central West Region
Central West Region
Pinellas National Wildlife Refuge
Pinellas National Wildlife Refuge
PINELLAS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
PINELLAS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
1502 S.E. Kings Bay Drive
Crystal River, Florida   34429

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The Pinellas National Wildlife Refuge, was established in 1951 as a breeding ground for colonial bird species. Herons, cormorants, egrets, endangered brown pelicans and many more species use this quiet refuge for nesting. Tarpon key, one of the islands making-up the refuge, hosts the largest brown pelican rookery in the state of Florida. The abundant green sea grass beds around the island are protected from motorized boat activity.


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Things To Do in the Area
Tampa Bay Ferry - Tierra Verde, FLBoating
Daily Egmont Key Ferry from Fort DeSoto County Park. US Coast Guard Certified Tour Boats. Private Charters Available for any Occasion
3.1 miles from park*
Red Fox Stables - Lithia, FLHorseback Riding
Riding Trails are located in the Alafia River Corridor Preserve directly behind the horse stables. Your trail ride will include a demonstration, followed by a one hour trail ride. Longer trail rides are available upon request.
36.1 miles from park*
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Area Campgrounds
St. Petersburg Resort KOA
5400 95th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL
Holiday Cove RV Resort
11900 Cortez Road West
Cortez, FL
800-346-9224
Palm Bay RV Park
751 10th Street East US 301 North
Palmetto, FL
941-722-7048
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Because of its small size and importance to wildlife, the refuge is closed to all public use.

USA Parks
USA Parks
Florida
Florida
Central West Region
Central West Region
Pinellas National Wildlife Refuge
Pinellas National Wildlife Refuge