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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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Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The trail-runner's dream.

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What and excellent day for the grand kids & us!

On Saturday, January 30, 2016 we took our 2 youngest grand kids (10 & 8) to St. Marks. On the way in a giant bald eagle flew low over the van - we knew we were in for a special... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Tallahassee, Florida
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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On Saturday, January 30, 2016 we took our 2 youngest grand kids (10 & 8) to St. Marks. On the way in a giant bald eagle flew low over the van - we knew we were in for a special day. We hiked, we had picnic we'd brought with us, we looked a cranes, egrets, ducks of many types and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To be honest we went here just for the lighthouse, but I'm glad to say we were surprised by the beauty of the place. The lighthouse was nice but you can't go inside most of the time so we went on a hike. We saw several different kinds of birds and small animals and all kinds of plants and trees.... More 

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Thank Jonathan F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family decided to check out St. Mark's while visiting Tallahassee for the weekend. We enjoyed the shore, lighthouse, and a couple short, easy walking trails. The scenery was lovely and the toddler enjoyed being able to walk the trail (path?) herself. Would definitely recommend this as a nice place to get outdoors!

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Thank Bec F
Tallahassee, Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The real Florida as it existed before The Rat and The Fish came to Central Florida. Geese, eagles, ducks, and gators in a truely natural coastal marsh habitat. Walking trails galore. Fishing encouraged. Excellent boat launches for all trailerable vessels only a few hundred yards from the open Gulf of Mexico. Great for children of all ages. We live 30... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved visiting this place. It is perfect to ride bikes or just take a nice stroll in the paths. I went when it was cooler, so there weren't many bugs, but it was still fun to be around nature and such beauty. I highly recommend visiting.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is so beautiful...we like to do a 50 mile cycling ride about once a month here! We start @ the St. Marks trail head and ride all the way there and back. You see all kinds of wonderful wildlife and it is a very scenic place to go on a bike!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've visited this refuge 4 times since July. Everytime I go, I see different birds in their natural habitat. I've seen one baby alligator, foxes, dolphins blowing, turtles, raccoons, and other wildlife, too. Oh, bald eagles, too. There are many viewing areas, including one at the top of about 20 steep steps. You can walk out on a point of... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice nature walk. You can't actually climb up into the lighthouse, but if you go on one of the special weekends, a Ranger will be there to give a talk and there are souvenir items such as books and T-shirts to purchase. There is a lookout platform you can climb up on for views of the area.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wild lonely beautiful place. I saw my first eagles on a nest. There was an amazing number of waterfowl. I only wish I'd had a kayak to go out in the water. The lighthouse is very nice and there is an observation tower and several picnic areas. Lots and lots of hiking trails, though not very well... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Authentic and historic with plenty of nature all around. You can walk, fish, bird watch, or just sit and talk. This was my first visit to a lighthouse and I have been back once. I plan to go again many times. I do wish they would open the old lighthouse building up for the public to be able to see... More 

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