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St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

1200 Lighthouse Road, Tallahassee, FL 32355
850-925-6121
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Ranked #1 of 30 Attractions in Tallahassee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Running
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Good news for those w senior national park passes, you can use it at this location. We decided to bring our bikes and so glad we did. We were here in Nov so maybe that was the reason for so few cars and a comfortable use of the road. Lots of birds, alligators and, at this time of year, Monarch... More

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Monticello, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

For a lazy stroll day out we like to go down to the Lighthouse and take some pics of the marshes and local wildlife. The history of the old lighthouse is evident but would love to see INSIDE!

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Tallahassee, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It is lovely to visit St. marks by car or bike. Hiking through the trails by the marshes is relaxing and you will get to see the St. Marks Bay and a wide variety of birds including eagles, hawks, blackbirds, loons, egrets, herons and more. There are occasionally snakes, fish, alligators, rabbits, fox, and deer. There is a old wooden... More

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United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

A great little refuge. We just wandered around taking in the scenery and enjoying the bird life. A very tranquil place, ideal to relax and watch nature did its thing. The lighthouse, is a lovely spot, where St Marks river joins the sea.

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Navarre,Fl
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The natural beauty of Florida with all it's abundant wildlife,tons of photo opportunities,and miles of trails.The ladies at the visitor center were well informed on the history as well as the nature and scenery,and where best to find it.There was a large light house and keepers cottage at the water front'and lots and lots of ponds,there was wildlife everywhere.

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Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

It's hard not to love nature but the trails here were very disappointing. We did watch the sunset from the end of Lighthouse Road...definite highlight of the trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

...especially during the annual Monarch butterfly migration when billions of Monarch butterflys make St. Mark's National Wildlife Refuge thier temporay "home away from home." While there you can also visit the famous St. Mark's Lighthouse, where climbing up the spiral stairs is not nearly as fun as is taking lots of photos of the surrounding north Florida wilderness-- from the... More

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you like to see nature up close, there couldn't be a better place to do it. From the many different types of birds, animals, plants, and yes the reptiles, to the lighthouse, to the peaceful picnic area. The entire journey from the entrance to the lighthouse is delightful. Drive slow and look out your windows. You never know when... More

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Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

No matter how many times I visit, I am always pleased I came. The abundance of water fowl, alligators, sunshine and peace and quiet is always waiting for you at St. mark's refuge. In the spring, it is a joy to visit to get some sunshine and fresh air. The lighthouse is majestic, the gulf is great for fishing and... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you love nature this is a great place to go. You have the opportunity to see wildlife like Bald Eagles, deer, wild bore, alligators, osprey and many more animals and birds. You will see a beautiful sunrise and sunset. They have boat launches, a nice Welcome Center with restrooms, a small picnic area with restrooms near by and wonderful... More

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