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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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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Running
Description: The trail-runner's dream.

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Family trip to see history

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Key West, Florida
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Key West, Florida
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7 reviews
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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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Bluffton, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I unfortunately visited during mid-summer when just a few birds were in residence, just your typical egrets, Great Blue Herons, and assorted waterfowl. However, the layout of the drive down to the St. Marks Lighthouse would provide excellent viewing of waterfowl in season. I would make the trip again during migration.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I lived in Tallahassee for at least five years without ever visiting this place and I regret waiting so long to do so. Even with lakes, Tallahassee seems like such an inland area until you travel the 20 miles or so to St. Marks. You're transported to a world of swamps, egrets, herons and perhaps most awe-inspiring, especially for non-Florida... More 

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Thomasville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We come here occasionally from Georgia on the motorcycle for a nice days ride. Amazing views of the Gulf and the Marshlands. Have had to stop and wait for gators to cross the road! Still waiting for sitings of the Bear Family! This is a great place to come in the fall to see the beauty of the butterflies during... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My husband and I were on our way home from a trip when we decided to check out St. Marks. It was at the end of the day and we were tired so we didn't get to stay that long but I'd like to go back. I got the feeling this place would be one I'd like to visit and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A jewel of natural habitat! A must see for all Historic lighthouse with osprey Very knowledgeable staff Fantastic Wildlife Visitors Center

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Biloxi, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

... and that's exactly what I did. Visitor center looked very nice, and the rangers I met seemed so, too. Man, did this park exude 'bucolic." If I'd had time, or had planned for this stop, I'd have taken more time to look around.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a great place to visit with family and friends. The beautiful Florida shoreline provides several picture perfect views. It is peaceful and tranquil, the perfect spot for a picnic or quiet reflection. Visitors are able to view animal life in their natural habitat. This is a must see if you are in the Tallahassee area.

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Orlando, Florida
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This park boasts amazing trails, a gorgeous lighthouse, bird watching stands (which I am told by the professional and amateur birdwatchers that I have met there that the Refuge has a colorful and rare assortment of birds), and even picnic tables that allow you to enjoy a meal or snack while sitting on the beach! Everything about this place is... More 

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Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

The visitor center of the park provides good information and volunteers working there provided good useful suggestion. I was hoping to go up the light house but it's still operational and not permitted. There is a small trail which takes you to waters edge. It's shallow water and very gentle waves. I saw crabs and hermits and a big shark... More 

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Additional Information about St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

Address: 1255 Lighthouse Road, Tallahassee, FL 32355
Phone Number: 850-925-6121
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Tallahassee
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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