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St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

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Florida at its best.

Florida at its best.You will see a wide variety of wildlife, including alligators, turtles, snakes... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tallahassee, Florida
Peacful spot right on the gulf of mexico next to the lighthouse

Go to the end of the road & park when you see the lighthouse. We sat on the bench under the tree... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Florida City, Florida
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“visitor center”(32 reviews)
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1255 Lighthouse Road, Tallahassee, FL 32355
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Florida at its best.You will see a wide variety of wildlife, including alligators, turtles, snakes, and a wide Friday of birds. There are many great trails one can follow.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go to the end of the road & park when you see the lighthouse. We sat on the bench under the tree with a great view of the gulf. We explored the rocks right on the gulf for a while as well. GREAT SPOT

1  Thank thomaspaxton43
Reviewed August 17, 2018

We visited around sunset. Lovely views of the wetlands, wildlife (especially birds), lighthouse, and beach access (from the lighthouse). Well worth a visit.

Thank Nick B
Reviewed August 6, 2018

if you like marshy areas and alligators as well as other wildlife this is the place to go. It really is beautiful.

Thank jenorton2017
Reviewed July 23, 2018

This is a local gem. Nature lovers delight. Alligators and bird watching. Perfect for kayaking, boating and fishing. In the summer have bug spray handy.

1  Thank Deitra K
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Many great spots to fish. What makes it so unique is the fact that you have freshwater ponds and saltwater rivers. Best of both worlds!!

1  Thank Clow69
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

If you want to see the Nature Coast, this is a great place. Birds, gators, and so on. Once a year, you can go here to watch the Monarch Butterfly migration! It is amazing! You can always leave here and go around the corner to...More

1  Thank Cruzinptgrl
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

This place is definitely off the beaten path but not that far from tallahassee, the park reminds me of a prehistoric place with the wildlife, birds, gators, deer are in abundance, without a doubt the lighthouse is the star though and nearing the final stage...More

1  Thank Jeffrey A
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Beautiful in so many ways. Florida, nearly undisturbed. Incredible place to view birds. Nice breeze even on the hottest of days.

1  Thank Jim G
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

We drove to the lighthouse for lunch just to do something different. We stopped by Savannah’s & pickled up a to-go meal which was yummy! The lighthouse was nice & peacful saw a few deer, turtles, lots of birds and were able to catch a...More

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July 14, 2018|
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Response from madeguire | Reviewed this property |
There is an entry fee that I believe was about $5 per car. We are seniors so there was no discount that I saw that would allow you to get in free.
April 23, 2018|
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Response from LindyHikes | Reviewed this property |
Keep in mind, you are in alligator territory. They move fast, and they like dogs. To eat. I recommend leaving the dog at home.
March 20, 2018|
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Response from LindyHikes | Reviewed this property |
Just about anywhere! Do. No. Bring. Your. Dog. Often you will see them in shallows and in narrow lagoons by the lighthouse. We once saw one sunning about 12 feet from our car, parked by the side of the room.