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St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 1255 Lighthouse Road, Tallahassee, FL 32355
Phone Number: 850-925-6121
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Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Running
Description: The trail-runner's dream.

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reminds me of paines prairie. go early. entry fee was $5. long road down to lighthouse. nice to walk along water. didnt hit all the trails. was being dive bombed and stung by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

reminds me of paines prairie. go early. entry fee was $5. long road down to lighthouse. nice to walk along water. didnt hit all the trails. was being dive bombed and stung by a bug even with spray on. beware toilet water is brown.. thats normal i guess.. they have signs saying its well water. nice to be able to... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The refuge is quite large and I believe that most people visit the area near the town of St Marks and the lighthouse. My husband and I spent a wonderful afternoon on Otter Lake which is just outside the small town of Panacea. We were the only people there and used the little boat ramp to load our kayaks. You... More 

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Monroe, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The wildlife refuge was full of action including deer, a bobcat, alligators and many birds. There were several people out fishing and hiking while I was there.

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Jacksonville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Went to the mountain bike trails. Some are well maintained some so so. I loved this place and will return.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We come here multiple times a year. Don't miss out on a stroll down the beach once you reach the lighthouse!

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We joined a tour with a naturalist. We learned about the water and what lives there. Another program was on monarch butterflies.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Beautiful scenery, lots of wildlife and some great nature trails! It's a photographers dream. We love taking picnics there!

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Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Huge National Wildlife Refuge with visitor center, programs, numerous trails, lighthouse, gulf coast, etc. On our last visit we leaned a lot about how researchers are trying to reestablish whooping crane flocks and migratory routes. This was amazing!

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We planned on going out to the lighthouse but missed the sign for the turnoff ... keep your eyes open (even with a navigation device). It was a pleasant drive out to the gate where we paid our fee. We passed the Nature Center on our way out to the lighthouse and made note of it. Lots of wildlife ...... More 

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Key West, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Loved the old vibe of the light house, except you cant actually go in it. It was a hot day in July, make sure and bring plenty to keep you hydrated: no snack shops or water fountains . No trash cans available, anywhere. I understand the idea of taking it with you, but trash cans would be a plus. I... More 

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