Checleset Bay Ecological Reserve was established to provide sufficient high quality marine habitat for a reintroduced population of sea otters to increase their range and abundance to the point that they are no longer endangered.
Ecological reserves protect special natural ecosystems, and support research and education. They are not intended for outdoor recreation. However, this ecological reserve is open to the public for non-destructive activities like hiking, nature observation and photography. Consumptive activities like hunting, fishing, camping, or foraging are prohibited. Motorized vehicles are not allowed.