Welcome to the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge page! For official information about the Refuge, go to http://www.fws.gov/merrittisland/. For more about the Fish and Wildlife service, go to www.fws.gov.
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) is dedicated to the conservation, protection, and enhancement of fish, wildlife and plants, and their habitats.
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge was established to: Provide habitat for migratory birds, provide habitat and protection for endangered species, provide habitat for natural wildlife diversity, provide opportunities for wildlife-dependent recreational activities.
The refuge is open daily sunrise to sunset. The Visitor Information Center is open 9 am to 4 pm seven days a week from November- March, closed on Sundays April - October. The Visitor Center is closed on some federal holidays.