Sawyer Keys Wildlife Management Area

Map of Sawyer Keys Wildlife Management Area

About 22 miles northeast of Key West, this series of islands east of Johnston Key Channel are dissected by shallow, tidal creeks. They harbor nesting ospreys (Pandion haliaetus) and are used by 11 species of wading birds. The tidal creeks on the south side of the islands are closed year-round with vessels restricted from using most of the site. The northwest side of the largest island is privately owned.

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.