Lower Harbor Keys Wildlife Management Area

Map of Lower Harbor Keys Wildlife Management Area

These mangrove islands are approximately 7.5 miles northeast of Key West, are dissected by tidal creeks and lack dry land. Most of the islands are accessible by navigable channels, some of which have idle speed/no wake zones. The islands contain nesting great white herons (Ardea herodias occidentalis), double-crested cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus), osprey (Pandion haliaetus), and a variety of other wading birds.

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.