Florida Keys Wilderness
The wilderness islands in National Key Deer Refuge overlaps Great White Heron NWR. These two areas lie north of the main Florida Keys in the Gulf of Mexico with Key West to the west and Marathon to the east, an area approximately 50 miles wide and five to 10 miles deep.
Key West NWR is a rectangle approximately 15 miles north and south and 25 miles east and west. The refuge begins just west (1 mile) of Key West, the westernmost town in the Florida Keys. The western boundary is just west of the Marquesas Keys.
Access to either of the wilderness areas is by boat only. Public and private boat launches are available throughout the keys.