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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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Saw bald eagles - four of them sharing a huge nest, a couple of them flying up and down their range. Great walks along levee. Saw lots of waterfowl. Flowers in bloom. People... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Acton, Massachusetts
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Acton, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Saw bald eagles - four of them sharing a huge nest, a couple of them flying up and down their range. Great walks along levee. Saw lots of waterfowl. Flowers in bloom. People around and all seem to be enjoying being out in nature.

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Victoria, Texas
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We decided to drive to park to see the lighthouse. Very cool, very nice, clean trails. Lots of birds and other wildlife. Lucky to see eagles nesting, many waterfowl, and even an alligator. Nice afternoon.

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Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Make sure to go to the pond on the other side of the lighthouse to see the jumping fish! We saw alligators in the bigger ponds. Of course, I always love seeing the ocean.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I love walking on the levees and trails, seeing many birds and gators, gazing at the gulf. Winter or summer -- though it can be quite hot and buggy in summer if there is no breeze.

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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Some nice views but way too hot during summer. We did one of the longer trails (7 miles). Length was great and we saw one gator. Otherwise it all looked the same. I like a little variety during my hikes. Not to mention the knats, mosquitoes, and noseeums. Don't think beach/seashore. Think swamp. We have since returned with small kids... More 

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I visited during the fall butterfly migration and it was amazing! I've never seen so many butterflies in one place in one day. I live in Florida so am used to seeing alligators and turtles and beautiful birds and there were LOTS of those along with the butterflies. I'm looking forward to going back again this summer and fall. It... More 

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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The flora and fauna we saw was great. The sky was overcast so we made the best of a couple short hikes before it started to rain. Bad person. On the afternoon we visited a very bad person had tried to trap and kill a 4-5 foot eastern timber rattle snake. Fortunately another visit reminded him that it was illegal... More 

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Crawfordville, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Great park, delightful butterflies and big alligators. We visit all seasons and love the change we see through the year.

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Deerfield, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Beautiful Florida coast nature perserve. perfect for the birder, hicker or fisherman. this senic hidden gem has boat ramps for either the small ponds or the ocean bay. Great fishing for a varity of species running from spanish mackerel to small sharks. In the summer scaloping can be don in the shallows. This is what the real Florida coast is... More 

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This is a must see for those that love nature, outdoors, birds, natural areas, and those that want to see a few gators in their natural environment. This is one of those sacred places that someone before us had the vision to protect so we could enjoy. If you are ever in this part of the US you must make... More 

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