Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve

Visit The Reserve's Nature Center

Anytime between 9am and 4pm, Tuesday - Saturday

The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve's home is located at 108 Island Drive (State Road 300) at Cat Point in Eastpoint, Florida. Visitors enter along a winding nature path and learn about local habitat types. Exhibits and aquaria inside give them a sense of where they are in Florida and the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint watershed. A coastal walk from the Nature Center to the shoreline gives further opportunities to learn about and enjoy the natural setting. Below are guides to additional recreation opportunities within the Reserve.

The Friends of the Reserve is a private non-profit citizen organization supporting the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve. Become a Member Today!

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Coming Events!
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Apalachicola Bay
Estuary Class

Fri., Feb. 15, 12:30 - 4 pm

Reserve Wednesday/
Oyster Reef Communities

Wed., Feb 20, 2 – 3 pm

Bay Friendly Landscaping
Thur., Feb. 28, 1 - 3:30 pm

Apalachicola River
and Floodplain Class

Fri., Mar. 15, 12:30 - 4 pm

Reserve Wednesday/
Florida Panhandle Butterflies

Wed., Mar 20, 2 – 3 pm

Oyster Ecology
Thur., Apr. 4, 1 - 4 pm

Apalachicola Bay
Estuary Class

Fri., Apr. 12, 12:30 - 4 pm

Reserve Wednesday/
Pirates of the Gulf Coast

Wed., Apr. 20, 2 – 3 pm

Bay Friendly Landscaping
Fri., Apr. 26, 1 - 3:30 pm

Seagrass Exploration
Thur., May 9, 1 - 4 pm

Apalachicola River
and Floodplain Class

Fri., May 17, 12:30 - 4 pm

Oyster Ecology
Fri., May 31, 1 - 4 pm