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Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge

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Nice place for a short walk

We stopped by here on a Sunday. Unfortunately, The Visitor Center was closed that day. We took a... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2018
Columbus, Ohio
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A hidden piece of paradise right off of US 1!

The Nature Center offers well-versed volunteers to explain and teach you about the local wildlife... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Hobe Sound, Florida
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13640 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455-3618
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Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

We stopped by here on a Sunday. Unfortunately, The Visitor Center was closed that day. We took a walk down one of the trails to the water. We look back around checking it out all sorts of plants. We came the cross a gopher tortoise...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

The Nature Center offers well-versed volunteers to explain and teach you about the local wildlife and habitat. They have numerous animals inside that you can observe. The most incredible part for me, were the rolling trails off the back of the facility. These beautiful trails...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

This is a well maintained area. There's a small parking lot, $5 per vehicle, that's on your honor to pay. Hopefully people are honorable because it goes to help maintain the refuge. The beach is just a short walk from the parking lot and is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Was in the area for the weekend and stopped in. Enjoyed the trail that ended by the water. Well maintained beach and visitors center.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 251beckyr
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed a pleasent volunteer day removing exotic plants. The team was great to work with. Additionally,I like to take my kids here (teens)

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank n m
Reviewed July 10, 2018

My grandson (9 months old) had a wonderful time looking at the fish, snakes, and birds. My daughter & I had a great time also. It was very informative. Then to visit the wildlife refuge lets everyone know that the National Park Service is trying...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Monica C
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

I have held a season pass here fir several years. Absolutely love the privacy of,this beach. It is just beautiful here.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Amanda M
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

A very beautiful nature preserve. I only took a short trail down to the water from the parking area. I'll come back later this week for one of the longer trails. It's just gorgeous here. Just a few people around a few dogs chasing sticks...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

We live in Hobe Sound, and we always choose "The Refuge" as our go to beach. The parking is very limited, so unless you go by boat, this beach has no crowds and is as un-spoiled as it gets! During high season, the parking ($5...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank RJ561
Reviewed June 4, 2018

This April my wife and I were able to visit the refuge, it has miles of beautiful beach to hike. Hobe Sound NWR is located on the southeastern shore of Florida, the headquarters is located near the City of Hobe Sound. This NWR was established...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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December 17, 2017|
Response from bilewis | Reviewed this property |
No admission fee
August 21, 2015|
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Response from Janette H | Reviewed this property |
We are not living in a foreign country and our water system is treated.