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Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge

Cedar Key, FL
352-493-0238
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Ranked #4 of 7 Attractions in Cedar Key
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Canoeing, Hiking, Dig (archeology)
Description: One of the largest unspoiled estuarine systems in the U.S.
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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230 reviews 230 reviews
68 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The nine mile drive into this Wildlife Refuge has an excellent unpaved road with very little dust or wear on the car. We enjoyed this part of the trip and saw a turtle, two deer and a Great Blue Heron. We then took the River Trail to the Suwanee River and the mosquitoes even with bug spray on were out... More

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Texas
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193 reviews 193 reviews
61 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Our National Wildlife Refuges are a real treasure and this one is no exception. There is a nice 9 mile drive and that also be a nice bike ride. The road is dirt but in great shape. The short side roads along the loop are also fun to explore. There is a short board walk trail along the loop to... More

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The Villages, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The nine mile loop is a beautiful drive through wooded swampland. You can enter from the north or south. We saw gators, turkeys, and an otter. Nicely maintained walking trails are available. A great place to enjoy the natural beauty of Florida.

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New Milton, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

The reserve covers a large area with a number of walking trails and a scenic drive. Lots of photo opportunities

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Columbia,IL
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310 reviews 310 reviews
72 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We like to hike and if you have time take some of the trails in to the refuge. Camera with long lens may get you some good bird images.

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The man at the gate was just a charming older man with a wealth of knowledge about the area. The park was peaceful, not over crowded, a great place to get out and stretch your legs and take in the beauty of the area.

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Central Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We stopped by for a short visit. Did some awesome hikes, We went February so there were NO bothersome bugs. Love the unspoiled nature of the place and would love to come back and kayak when the tides are right. In Cedar key "mud flats", kayak within 1 hour of high tide. There are tide tables. Or better yet, get... More

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Palm Harbor, FL
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145 reviews 145 reviews
36 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

A mound of shells 28' high! Built up over 6,000 years. It is humbling to walk on massive piles of ancient shells and to contemplate civilizations that thrived on the Gulf eons ago.

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Frostproof, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We so enjoyed driving around the loop road. This is old Florida at it's best. We stopped and enjoyed the view from a catwalk out to a deck over a small pond. The place was not only beautiful but so tranquil that it was almost magical, a step back in time. The road was well maintained.

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Tampa, Florida
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104 reviews 104 reviews
13 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Ok if you are going fishing, otherwise, you would see more and enjoy nature better in the Everglades.

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