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St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

Address: 1200 Lighthouse Road, Tallahassee, FL 32355
Phone Number: 850-925-6121
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Ranked #1 of 24 Activities in Tallahassee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Running
Owner description: The trail-runner's dream.
Attraction details
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Running
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: The trail-runner's dream.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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200 reviews 200 reviews
57 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

wonderful area to walk and enjoy nature. drove all the way to the light house - so many birds - great areas to bird watch but also just enjoy walking - the marshes, watch out for the alligators. just a very nice area plenty of picnicking spots, great area to bike ride.

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Munich, Germany
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32 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Due to tripadvisor we found this Refuge which is nothing listed in travel guides. Changing beautiful landscape with lots of water, a lighthouse and viewing platform at the seashore, lots of gators, huge variety of birds, butterflies and many friendly bird watchers sharing namens and what to sea. And at the Junction leading to the Refuge a great local oyster... More 

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We went to St. Marks in March and didn't see but one alligator but on our January trip we saw 6 big ones. So fun since we are from Colorado and don't have alligators. In March we got to see blue crabs, they are sooo beautiful. A man was giving tours and told us the history of the lighthouse which... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We didn't go on any of the walking trails, we just slowly drove through the main road up to the lighthouse and back. Regardless of not leaving the main road, we expected to see more wildlife. All we saw were some ordinary water birds, one eagle and a couple of deer right before reaching the St Marks National Wildlife Refuge... More 

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Nashville
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Short distance from Tally, friendly and helpful volunteers and staff. Dog friendly. St Marks is just gorgeous.

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Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I've visited this park on several occasions and always find it a great destination for a picnic and hiking.

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Melbourne, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Unique experience to see the Monarchs migrating while we were out on the spit of land that holds the Lighthouse. Nice drive out. Saw dolphins fishing just off the lighthouse beach. Watch out for all those crazier-than-me bird watchers not watching where they are driving because of all the awesome birds.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Beautiful place to visit, with lots of wildlife. We rushed to get there before the lighthouse closed only to find that you cannot go up into it. A little disappointing.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The roads are very nice to drive through and look at all the marshes and wildlife. Scenery changes a lot through this short drive, and at the end there is a nice historic lighthouse.

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We had a great time visiting this nature refuge. We saw all kinds of water birds and gators all alone the road way in the ponds and lakes. The lighthouse was nice and we loved the history of how it was made. Well worth the trip if your in th eared.

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