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St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

1200 Lighthouse Road, Tallahassee, FL 32355
850-925-6121
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Ranked #2 of 40 attractions in Tallahassee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trails, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Running
Description: The trail-runner's dream.
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Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Everything. The marshes were blooming water lilies through out the park. We were there on a Monday so it was very quite and serene. Such a beautiful area. If you are a bird watcher this is the place for you. The ladies at the gift shop were great and very knowledgeable about the area.

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tinton falls, nj
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

it was very hot when we visited ( so keeping that in mind, ) there is nothing much to do there. you just go with family and a picnic basket and spend a evening or day or till the mosquitoes/insects bother you. you can catch a crab with your hands at the lighthouse. there are a lot of them running... More

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Texas
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136 reviews 136 reviews
33 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

It isn't crowded here and there are lots of opportunities for wildlife viewing. The lighthouse levee nature walk is short and we saw alligators in the water to the right. There are lots of birds as well. We saw four baby gators run into the water as we got out of the car to see one of the lily-filled ponds.... More

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Clermont, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Very beautiful! Worth the trip! The lighthouse was not open due to refurbishing but the area is beautiful. Be sure to wear your walking shoes!

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Navarre, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Lots of different habitats to observe flora and fauna. Well informed staff who could not have been more helpful. Good suggestions for viewing areas and help with identifying sights and sounds. We visited in late June which is not the most ideal time to see birds but we did see some interesting animal life. More than one day is needed... More

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tallahassee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Is a great place to visit if you in the Panhandle area,nice trails,Nice roads,beautiful views of the Marshes and The Light House One of the Oldest in the Florida Coast.you will easily will spot:alligators,Bold Eagles,Cranes,Pelicans, Snakes.If You visit St Mark Refuge in July/August You could be a witness of one's of the best Migration in the Planet"the Monarch Butterfly's" They... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

we tried to watch the cranes land, but we just missed them by a few minutes- there's always next year!

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The drive in from highway 98 is a great bike ride. If you are on a road bike the road is nice and not heavily trafficked and if your on a mountain bike you can ride the dykes that separate the holding ponds that were used during the civil war to make salt. If riding off road you may have... More

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Tampa, Florida
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Took a few hours afternoon/sunset visit and it was worth the trip. Many opportunities are available for wildlife photos and scenery. Many benches are available to sit. Many spots are available for fishing or relaxing. One could pack a lunch and easily stay a day here. Pack bug sprays as biting flies are present by shore.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

If you are traveling with children and they love animals this place is amazing. The entrance fee is $5.00 and there are clean bathrooms and picnic tables. We went there around noon and stayed until 5:00 P.M. sight seen but we didn't get to do all the trails because we forgot bug spray and sun block. But overall it was... More

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