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Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge - Things to Know Before Visiting

St. Petersburg, FL 33715, USA

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About Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge

Located on Egmont Key, at the mouth of Tampa Bay, it can only be reached by boat or ferry. The Egmont Key Lighthouse and the ruins of Fort Dade, a Spanish–American War era fort, are located in the park. The entire 328 acres (133 ha) island is actually part of Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge.


Attractions Near Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge

Sunshine Skyway Bridge
Sunshine Skyway Bridge10.96km from Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge

A cable-stayed bridge spanning the Lower Tampa Bay connecting St. Petersburg, Florida to Terra Ceia. The current Sunshine Skyway opened in 1987 and is the second bridge of that name on the site.

The Dalí (Salvador Dalí Museum)
The Dalí (Salvador Dalí Museum)23.49km from Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge

Art museum dedicated to the works of Salvador Dalí. It houses the largest collection of Dalí's works outside Europe.

Museum of Fine Arts
Museum of Fine Arts24.27km from Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge

The comprehensive collection of more than 20,000 objects includes major works by the French artists Monet, Morisot, Barye, Rodin, Corot, and Bourdelle, and the Americans Inness, Hassam, Bellows, O’Keeffe, Pearlstein and Andrew Wyeth. Also on view are ancient Greek and Roman, Egyptian, Asian, African, pre-Columbian, Native American art and objects.

St. Pete Pier™
St. Pete Pier™24.71km from Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge

A landmark pleasure pier extending into Tampa Bay. The last iteration of the pier was named the Inverted Pyramid Pier. It featured a five-story inverted pyramid-shaped building.

Weedon Island Preserve
Weedon Island Preserve32.5km from Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge

A 3,190 acre natural area predominately an estuarine preserve composed of upland and aquatic ecosystems such as mangrove forests, pine/scrubby flatwoods, and maritime hammock, and is home to a variety of native wildlife.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Clearwater Marine Aquarium43.57km from Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge

Dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of sick and injured marine animals, public education, conservation, and research. Numerous forms of marine life are permanent residents at the aquarium, all of which have serious injuries that prevent their return to the wild.

Where is Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge

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Hillsborough County
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Hillsborough County was created on January 25, 1834 and its area was much larger and included eight other present-day counties: Charlotte County, DeSoto, Hardee, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, and Sarasota.

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