Crocodile Lake Wildlife Management Area

Map of Crocodile Lake Wildlife Management Area

Located along the eastern shore of Card Sound, this area has the most extensive stands of tropical hardwood hammocks in the United States. It harbors a number of threatened and endangered species, including the American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) and West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris).

There is a 100-foot no-access buffer zone along the shoreline between March 1 and October 1. Motorized vessels are prevented from approaching the shoreline.

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.