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Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge
Martin County
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13640 SE Federal Highway
Hobe Sound


Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge sits on more than 1,000 acres of beach, mangrove lagoon and coastal scrub in southeast Martin County about 20 miles north of West Palm Beach.

The refuge is geographically split into two sections — a beach on Jupiter Island and the headquarters and nature center on Federal Highway that is adjacent to the Intracoastal Waterway. Because of the split, the refuge offers a wide range of wildlife and plants.  

There are parking areas at both section of the refuge, plus hiking trails and the nature center at the headquarters. The refuge is open to fishing and swimming. There is a $5 per vehicle daily entrance fee; annual passes may be bought for $12. Hobe Sound was founded in 1969 to protect sea turtle nesting areas.

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Additional Links for Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge
Institute for Regional Conservation Plants List     Hobe Sound Nature Center
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