Poll/Troll Zones are generally defined as any area in Florida Bay less than two feet deep. Combustion motors may not be operated in these areas; all propulsion is by poling, paddling, or use of electric trolling motors.
Park waters in the Everglades City and Chokoloskee areas are posted as idle speed, slow speed, or limited speed zones for manatee protection. Please observe manatee protection signs in these areas and throughout Everglades National Park.
Closed areas represent less than one percent of the total park area
Florida Bay Keys:
All Keys (islands) in Florida Bay are closed to protect bird nesting areas (see exceptions below).
Wading within 100 feet of any closed area is prohibited.
Moats and internal creeks associated with Buchanan Keys.
Exceptions: Landing and camping is permitted on North Nest Key, Little Rabbit Key and Cape Sable. Carl Ross Key is open for summer day use. Bradley Key is open for day use all year. Permits are required for camping.
Northeast Florida Bay:
Little Madeira Bay
All creeks and bays inland from the northern shoreline of Long Sound to U.S.1.
Everglades City Area:
The small group of islands to the south southeast of Everglades City, known as the Lane Cove Colony, approximate position N 25 50.507 W 081 24.448, as marked.
Rodgers Bay Rookery
Cuthbert Lakes and Rookery
Other areas may be posted by order of the Park Superintendent.