• J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge
  • J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge
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J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge

Type: Reserves

Map / Directions 10Best Says

This pristine wildlife refuge, named after famous "Des Moines Register" cartoonist and conservationist J. N. "Ding" Darling, offers more than 6,000 acres of South Florida's wildest wetlands,...  Read More


Map / Directions Hours:

  • Daily 7am-Sunset
  • Hours May Vary Seasonally

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Cars $5, Bikes/hikers $1

  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: The refuge is a top birding spot, popular with wildlife photographers, featuring more than 6000 acres to explore by boat, bike or foot.
  • Best for Outdoor Activities Because: You never know what type of wildlife you will encounter at this massive refuge on Sanibel Island that offers tours, biking and even boating.

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