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Saint Vincent National Wildlife Refuge

30 Reviews

Saint Vincent National Wildlife Refuge

30 Reviews
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munderwood99 wrote a review May 2019
Tallahassee, Florida91 contributions21 helpful votes
Not really fair to share a review of a place I haven't visited in so long, but I will never forget it. I'm sure you still have to take a boat (or helicopter!) to get there. It is worth it to see a sandbar deer and utter unspoiled Florida wilderness, which is only going to become more rare.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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Sandy T wrote a review Jul 2018
Bishop, Georgia16 contributions2 helpful votes
You can take a $10 shuttle over to St. Vincent's at Indian Pass. There are well-marked trails and miles of unadulterated white sand beaches. Take a picnic lunch and spend the day
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Billy W wrote a review May 2018
Nashville, Tennessee13 contributions2 helpful votes
Wonderfully organized and worth the visit is you like ecological and historical information of the gulf, apalachicola river system and history of Apalachicola water front.
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Date of experience: March 2018
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BluegooseTraveler wrote a review May 2018
New York Mills, Minnesota1,250 contributions119 helpful votes
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My wife and I got to stop here this April on our tour of the coast. The St. Vincent NWR is located in the western panhandle of Florida near the town of Apalachicola. It was established in 1968 for the protection and conservation of migratory birds. Our 1st stop was the nice Visitor Center which is located in the historic Fry-Conter house in Apalachicola. We picked up a brochure, checked out the exhibits and got to talk with the volunteer and staff. The refuge is an island and is located about 25 miles away and must be accessed by boat. We enjoyed the nice weather, walking on the beach and enjoying the salt air. We were able to spot many kinds of small animals and birds during our walks. This refuge includes other opportunities for visitors to utilize like the fishing, hunting, biking, kayaking, wildlife viewing, hiking and great photo opportunities. Come and bring your family (especially children), binoculars, camera, water and enjoy what this area of Florida has to offer. This is a wonderful place to see the beauty of the outdoors and enjoy the beautiful weather.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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Whitesell wrote a review Feb 2018
Tallahassee, Florida3 contributions5 helpful votes
This refuge is on an island and you have to use a boat to get to it. It's a very short trip across a narrow channel but a boat is required. We got on the island and walked to the gulf side and saw one of the most stunning sights I'd ever seen. Garbage, garbage and more garbage. Unbelievable! Since no one lives on the island and there are not may tourists that leaves just one explanation. All that garbage floated in from the Gulf of Mexico. The garbage was only on the Gulf beach and spread out fairly evenly from the water to the tree line. It's a real sobering education about what humans have done to this planet. Our own Gulf of Mexico is just a watery garbage dump. A really really sad sight to see but also very educational about the true state of our planet and our environment. No wonder we all have cancer.
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Date of experience: September 2017
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