Cottrell Key Wildlife Management Area

Map of Cottrell Key Wildlife Management Area

Cottrell Key is one of three mangrove islands 9 miles northwest of Key West within the Key West National Wildlife Refuge. No-motor buffer zones of 300 feet surround Cottrell Key and Big Mullet Key, with a 300-foot no-access buffer zone around the nearby Little Mullet Key to protect wildlife. Cottrell Key is home to a variety of wading birds and mangrove terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin rhizophorarum).

Special regulations apply here. Learn more about what activities are allowed in this type of zone.

A summary of all sanctuary regulations is available online. For the full text of sanctuary regulations, see 15 CFR 922 Subpart P.