Everglades Marine Zones


The 9,400-acre Snake Bight Pole and Troll Zone initially opened in January, 2011, and was established to provide enhanced protection of Snake Bight’s sensitive aquatic vegetation and wilderness resources, improve the quality of flats fishing, enhance paddling and wildlife viewing opportunities, and expand education on proper shallow water boating techniques. Funding for the implementation and scientific assessment of the project (which is ongoing) was provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Flamingo Friendly Fishing Tournament, the South Florida National Parks Trust, as well as the Herman Lucerne Memorial Foundation.

For more project information go to the project page on the National Park Service’s Planning, Environment & Public Comment (PEPC) website by clicking here.

Last updated: December 12, 2018

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40001 State Road 9336
Homestead, FL 33034


(305) 242-7700

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