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Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN Category V (Protected Landscape/Seascape)
Location Martin County, Florida, USA
Nearest city Jupiter Island, Florida
Coordinates 27°2′25.64″N 80°6′49.47″W / 27.0404556°N 80.1137417°W / 27.0404556; -80.1137417Coordinates: 27°2′25.64″N 80°6′49.47″W / 27.0404556°N 80.1137417°W / 27.0404556; -80.1137417
Area 1,035
Established 1969
Governing body US Fish & Wildlife Service
The Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge beach at dawn.

The Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge, a part of the United States National Wildlife Refuge System, is located on Jupiter Island in Florida. Part of the refuge is inside the town of Jupiter Island, while the rest is in the unincorporated aress of Martin County. The 1,035-acre (4.19 km2) refuge was established in 1969, to protect the Loggerhead and Green Sea Turtles. It is administered as part of the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.[1]

Within the refuge is the 173-acre (0.70 km2) Reed Wilderness Seashore Sanctuary, designated a National Natural Landmark on November 1967.[2][1]

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