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St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

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1255 Lighthouse Road, Tallahassee, FL 32355
+1 850-925-6121
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Worth the trip

This is a great destination for nature lovers and history buffs. Be sure to check it out in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Matt B
via mobile
Come See The Swallow-tailed Kites & The Purple Gallinules!

This April my wife and I were able to visit the refuge, it has a lot to offer. This NWR is located... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BluegooseTraveler
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New York Mills, MN, United States
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1255 Lighthouse Road, Tallahassee, FL 32355
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+1 850-925-6121
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"bald eagles"
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"real florida"
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"monarch butterflies"
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"great pictures"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great destination for nature lovers and history buffs. Be sure to check it out in the spring when the butterflies show up. The lighthouse at the coast is a nice piece of history as well.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This April my wife and I were able to visit the refuge, it has a lot to offer. This NWR is located in the panhandle of Florida, the visitors center is located near the town of St. Marks. The refuge was established in 1931 to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was brought here during my interview at FSU, and my husband and I have returned many, many times with visitors and alone. Great wildlife, beautiful views, and relaxing place to visit!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic dose of nature. Salt air and sunshine, walked a few short trails and saw deer, gators, a raccoon but most impressive, an eagle soaring about its nest. Great way to spend some time with the kids outdoors and learn a bit about nature. Helpful,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great for wildlife viewing and seeing the true Florida. We saw hogs, gators and hundreds of birds. A super place to educate the kids.

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Quite and relaxing is what this is. Take a picnic basket and enjoy it! Bird watching and fishing are things you can also do. Watch out for gators, they are around.

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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Nice views, peaceful during the week helpful staff. Great beach for long walks and if you like shell hunting there are plenty to look at. I would imagine it would be a great place to take your children.

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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

You must drive 11 miles down the road till you reach the Gulf of Mexico and at the end you come to these marshes and flatlands. Lots of birds call this place home. Even saw two rats scurrying around and two whitetail 🦌 but couldn’t...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

If you like nature, wildlife and/or lighthouses then this is for you! Rain or shine this is a fun excursion. 🇺🇸Military-don’t forget your free yearly pass for national parks. If you don’t have one yet see the ladies at the welcome center, show your ID...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Interesting place to spend a few hours. Good walking trails. Some wildlife (careful of the wild pigs). Staff were informative and pleasant. The lighthouse is beautiful, but it would be nice to be able to go inside. At $5 a car to enter the park,...More

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Wendy N
23 April 2018|
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Keep in mind, you are in alligator territory. They move fast, and they like dogs. To eat. I recommend leaving the dog at home.
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WillyMonmouth_OR
20 March 2018|
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Response from LindyHikes | Reviewed this property |
Just about anywhere! Do. No. Bring. Your. Dog. Often you will see them in shallows and in narrow lagoons by the lighthouse. We once saw one sunning about 12 feet from our car, parked by the side of the room.
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WilliamsOceanWorld
28 January 2018|
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Response from K A | Reviewed this property |
I think there is, and a wonderful fish camp where you can rent cabins nearby.
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