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Ten Thousand Island National Wildlife Refuge

The Ten Thousand Island National Wildlife Refuge is located approximately 20 miles southeast of Naples, FL on the south side of U.S. 41. The eastern boundary lies just east of the Port of the Islands community and Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve. The western boundary is adjacent to Collier Seminole State Park and Winddancer Airboat Tours. The refuge surrounds the town Goodland, just off of County Road 92. The Gulf of Mexico forms the southern boundary.

The best method to access the refuge is by boat. The marine portion of the refuge is accessible by private boat ramps in Goodland (C.R. 92) and Port of the Islands Marina (U.S. 41). The northern marshes are accessible by canoe and kayak. A one-mile hiking trail will take the refuge visitor through the northern marsh. This trail is located off of U.S. 41.