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St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

Address: 1200 Lighthouse Road, Tallahassee, FL 32355
Phone Number: 850-925-6121
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Ranked #1 of 79 things to do in Tallahassee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trails, Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Running
Owner description: The trail-runner's dream.
Attraction details
Type: Trails, Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Running
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: The trail-runner's dream.
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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

St Marks and the surrounding area provides a relaxing and interesting experience full of local culture and history. This is a must see when visiting the Florida Panhandle and Capitol Region.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great for a day trip to the shore. Plenty of birds, fish, alligators and crabs to look at! The lighthouse is pretty and the view of the sunset from the beach here is phenomenal. Great picnic area and a place to relax.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

St Marks and Lighthouse is a wonderful place to have a quiet day of contemplation and walking in the marsh. This is a fantastic place to go for bird watching. The birds are here year round, but it is especially nice when the different types are migrating north and south for the winter/ summer.

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Gainesville, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

My husband and I have enjoyed taking walks around the salt water pond, through the piney wood uplands and to the point along the shoreline behind the lighthouse. The landscape is always changing and each season has its own advantages. Pack a picnic and enjoy the day.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

If you like to hike , you'll love this, miles and miles of hiking, and great wildlife scenery. Gators galore, any kind of bird you can imagine.

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Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
200 reviews 200 reviews
57 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

wonderful area to walk and enjoy nature. drove all the way to the light house - so many birds - great areas to bird watch but also just enjoy walking - the marshes, watch out for the alligators. just a very nice area plenty of picnicking spots, great area to bike ride.

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Munich, Germany
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129 reviews 129 reviews
32 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Due to tripadvisor we found this Refuge which is nothing listed in travel guides. Changing beautiful landscape with lots of water, a lighthouse and viewing platform at the seashore, lots of gators, huge variety of birds, butterflies and many friendly bird watchers sharing namens and what to sea. And at the Junction leading to the Refuge a great local oyster... More 

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We went to St. Marks in March and didn't see but one alligator but on our January trip we saw 6 big ones. So fun since we are from Colorado and don't have alligators. In March we got to see blue crabs, they are sooo beautiful. A man was giving tours and told us the history of the lighthouse which... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We didn't go on any of the walking trails, we just slowly drove through the main road up to the lighthouse and back. Regardless of not leaving the main road, we expected to see more wildlife. All we saw were some ordinary water birds, one eagle and a couple of deer right before reaching the St Marks National Wildlife Refuge... More 

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Nashville
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Short distance from Tally, friendly and helpful volunteers and staff. Dog friendly. St Marks is just gorgeous.

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