North Florida Things to Do

Seahorse Key Lighthouse Open house

Seahorse Key Lighthouse Open house photo
Cedar Key, FL
Phone: (352) 493-0238
Seahorse Key Lighthouse Open house
Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge invites you to an openhouse on Seahorse Key Saturday, July 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enhance your summer by getting the family outdoors into the spectacular Cedar Keys. Bring your camera, fish a little, walk along the beach, and enjoy the young pelicans through the spotting scope.

The interior of Seahorse Key is normally closed to public entrance, as are all posted refuge islands, so that nesting birds and other wildlife are not disturbed. Annually, a three hundred foot buffer is closed to all public access from March through June to provide more security to the rookery while mature birds nest and rear their young. On June 30 the closure ended; nesting time will be over and the fledglings will be flying. This celebration of wildlife is an opportunity to visit the otherwise closed Seahorse Key with staff present to answer questions.