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St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: 1255 Lighthouse Road, Tallahassee, FL 32355
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The trail-runner's dream.

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Beautiful Old Florida

We went on a rainy morning so we drove through, stopping at a couple of places to see the wild life, and of course, the lighthouse. Do not miss this treasure!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Roanoke, Virginia
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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went on a rainy morning so we drove through, stopping at a couple of places to see the wild life, and of course, the lighthouse. Do not miss this treasure!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Calling all hikers! This was the place to do just that-hike! For people who prefer a more level surface, this was it. My husband and I parked in a designated area; from there we hiked for about an hour. We were prepared with camera and binoculars to spot birds that were migrating north.

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Thank Sue N
Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited Saint Marks with my boyfriend over the MLK holiday. The refuge is beautiful and very big. The guides we encountered throughout the day were so nice and very knowledgeable about the park and area. We saw an eagles nest, which was an awesome experience. We also really enjoyed the beach area and spent a lot of time walking... More 

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Thank LeahAmara
Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I always enjoy going to the Refuge. This trip I took some friends who were in town visiting with their young daughter. They are from Colorado so it was a bit hot in the middle of the day and the tides didn't work in our favor for walking out to the beach area and seeing the lighthouse. During cooler months... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A wonderful place to hike and to view scenery and wildlife. Bird watching is a popular activity, as is photography, fishing and boating.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great for birding, hiking, alligator spotting, fishing from shore, kayaking with your own or a rental/borrowed kayak or canoe. Very knowledgeable staff can answer any question or find the right answer. Really good visitor center.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Bears, bobcats and alligators--oh my! The refuge has all that and more. The birding is divine, especially during the spring migration and there are wonderful trails for hiking and biking. The Florida Trail goes thru the refuge and you can also see a historic lighthouse. The best time to go is November thru May to avoid the bugs. If you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visited with a school field trip for the first time, but had to go back. We loved the information and the kids learned so much!!! The views are spectacular and very peaceful. If you are a nature lover this is the place for you!!

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New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to check out the lighthouse, but found so much more. The lighthouse is at the end of the road into the refuge, but the interior of the lighthouse and attached keeper's house are not open to the public. Because we had to drive through the whole refuge we saw a number of bird species as well as alligators.

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South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my go-to place for peace and quiet. It is a birdwatchers dream - all kinds of wading birds, ducks, and even a bald eagle nest very visible from the road in. At the end of it, there's a gorgeous lighthouse. This is truly a beautiful place.

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