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St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

#2 of 83 things to do in Tallahassee Features Animals
1255 Lighthouse Road, Tallahassee, FL 32355
+1 850-925-6121
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Nature at its best, for adults and kids alike!

St. Marks has the classrooms and activities for kids to study nature. Bird watching, nature... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tallahassee, Florida
Refreshing beauty

Great place for a long walk, best for biking. Several foot paths. Lots of bird watching. Snakes... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tallahassee, Florida
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“bird watching” (23 reviews)
“water birds” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
1255 Lighthouse Road, Tallahassee, FL 32355
+1 850-925-6121
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Reviewed 5 days ago

St. Marks has the classrooms and activities for kids to study nature. Bird watching, nature photography, hiking, biking and fishing. Boat ramps are available with ample parking.

Thank ju4052
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great place for a long walk, best for biking. Several foot paths. Lots of bird watching. Snakes, gators, wildlife. Just sit and relax. Visit the lighthouse at the end.

Thank A9316UQrobertar
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a breath taking place...All the wildlife and the serenity will make you think you're abroad in land of the wild...Bring drinks and food for there is no place to eat nor grab a bottle of water...

Thank GMontanez
Reviewed 1 week ago

St Marks Wildlife Refuge is a great place to visit, especially when the weather is too cool for lying on the beach. It's a natural second stop if you're visiting Wakulla Springs. A lot of people come here to see the lighthouse, which is a...More

Thank el7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This magical spot is majestic and mesmerizingly quiet. You can hear the birds singing, the water lapping, and the wind whispering through the trees.

Thank BlondeTraveler16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here to get photos of the lighthouse. I was trying to get photos of all the lighthouses on the Florida west coast that were listed in Russ Rowlett's Lighthouse Directory. This is the second oldest Florida lighthouse. My trip was actually in March...More

Thank grandmaR76
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my son there and we both enjoyed it. You can do as little or as much walking as you want. The admission of only $5.00 per car load is a bargain. For us it was nice way to spend an afternoon.

Thank southernpilot01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this place before Trip Advisor was useful for me. I quite enjoyed the walk around the area and seeing a beautiful sight. Got some good photos at sunset as well. There seemed to be quite a few people walking around the area when...More

Thank ColbyButler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't believe I could spend an entire day here, but I did and really enjoyed myself. I saw so many birds. The peaceful relaxed pace was wonderful. Restrooms clean and well maintained. Picnic tables well located. My main reason for writing this is to...More

1  Thank Aarbergan
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very impressive refuge, sprawls across a wide swath of the panhandle south of Tallahassee with smaller areas in addition to the main section where the visitors center is located. Great bird- and wildlife watching, nice visitors center, very well-maintained. We had binoculars, but I think...More

1  Thank eli1977
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Glenn H
I am not able to hike very far due age and arthritis, are there any drive thru trails?
11 September 2016|
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Response from M A | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so but a ride from the entrance down to the light house is scenic with a number of places to stop and there are a few viewing platforms on the side of the road.
Are dogs allowed to be on the trails?
30 August 2016|
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Response from lizaus2016 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed so long as they are on a leash. But as others have noted, the waters are filled with alligators -- many quite large. Last year, an alligator came out of the water and grabbed a poor small dog whose leash... More
Edward G
Can I park a 35" RV that allows me to take a disabled person to the Refuge? It has a lift that allows me to get the person out using a wheelchair. If so, where can I park.
22 October 2015|
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Response from Mahshidl | Reviewed this property |
Of course you can there is a ramp at the park and you can bring your 35 ft. RV and enjoy your adventure. You can also go towards the lighthouse and highly recommend you to bring your boat if you have one!!!! Enjoy the... More