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St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 1200 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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Go to place for our family

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Crawfordville, Florida
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Crawfordville, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 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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Tallahassee, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

For general information, contact the Visitor Center at St. Marks: St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center 1255 Lighthouse Road PO Box 68 St. Marks, FL 32355

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Marietta, Georgia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
52 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

What a beautiful place this is, with wildlife abounding. They have a lovely little visitor’s center too which gives you some information about what you will see and maps to get you around. A woman who acts as an emissary of sorts, who volunteers at the park, talked to me at length and told me the best spot to find... More 

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Nw Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

St. Marks Wildlife Refuge is a rare jewel worthy of exploring. Spent most of today there and it was wonderful. Our first stop was the visitor center where really nice staff gave you great info and directions. It is a great example of wild, untouched Florida and lots of wildlife. The beautiful old lighthouse is a must see. There are... More 

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Onset, MA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We walked the trail around a lagoon complex in about 35 min. The trail was wide and free of debris and came out on Lighthouse Road-there were several parking areas. We saw gators, egrets, herons, and swamp sparrows. The visitors center made a great starting off point.

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Dayton, Ohio
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

St. Marks is such an amazingly beautiful place. It's nice to be able to take a slow drive to the lighthouse and stop along the way to see the different animals and the beauty of it all. We were so fortunate when we were there to be able to see a bald eagle, tons of hermit crabs, fish, and an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

My husband and I had lived in the Florida Panhandle for several years but had never been to St. Mark's. We now wish we had gone on a more regular basis. The place is huge, has great trails, with all kinds of birds and plenty of alligators! We saw TEN on just two trails! There's also spots for picnicking but... More 

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Boston, MA
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127 reviews 127 reviews
41 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We weren't sure what to expect, but the visit turned out very well. The visitor center was OK -- the trail map was not very good and the paths around the VC could have used more directional signs, though the interpretation sings were good. The drive down to the lighthouse was a treat, with excellent viewing, and a good variety... More 

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