Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island
This spectacular 6,300 acre nature preserve is home to
over 200 species of birds, alligators, mangrove forests, and more.
Don't forget to pack a camera.
A single 4.25 mile paved road loops through the preserve, in addition to gravel side trails.
One Wildlife Drive (just off Sanibel-Captiva
The Education Center has interesting exhibits about the many animals living in
this ecosystem, a gift shop, and knowledgable guides to answer any
You'll also find restrooms and water.
Sunrise-Sunset every day except Friday
Education Center: Free
Wildlife Drive: $5/car, $1/bike or pedestrian (under 16 free)
On the trail
Watch for the signs along Sanibel-Captiva Road
at mile 0.8 (based on the mile markers along the road).
Guaranteed to be one of your most memorable bike rides or
hikes, this road takes you through mangrove forests and bays filled with over
200 species of birds.
Length in miles:
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||Total Wildlife Drive, from Visitors Center / gate to Wulfurt
exit Note: this ends on San-Cap Road, 3 miles west of the DDNWR entrance &
||Total Wildlife Drive / Indigo Trail loop (starts & ends at
||From entrance gate to Indigo Trail
||Length of Indigo Trail (first section is 0.15, then turn left)
||From entrance gate to Wulfurt Keys trail
||Length of Wulfurt Keys trail