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St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

#2 of 84 things to do in Tallahassee Features Animals
1255 Lighthouse Road, Tallahassee, FL 32355
+1 850-925-6121
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Neat trails

Very nice road system with great information, and wonderful trail system, including an accessible... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lori N
Darlington, Wisconsin
An Outdoor Adventure

Your next adventure is just a short drive outside of Tallahassee. Wild animal sitings and short... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jacksonville, Florida
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1255 Lighthouse Road, Tallahassee, FL 32355
+1 850-925-6121
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very nice road system with great information, and wonderful trail system, including an accessible trail overlooking a wetland. Best accessible trail I've ever seen - and my daughter uses a wheelchair - and great Braille signage.

Thank Lori N
Reviewed 6 days ago

Your next adventure is just a short drive outside of Tallahassee. Wild animal sitings and short hiking trails appeal to my love of nature and of course an added bonus is to witness a colorful sunset over the bay. (You can also fish and cast...More

Thank adiamondc2
Reviewed 1 week ago

St Mark's Lighthouse is found adjacent to the wildlife refuge, a beautiful and wild coastal area at the mouth of the Apalachicola River.

Thank J3682BLcharlottel
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like to take nature photo graphs, this is the place to do it. You will see lots of native life... birds, alligators, and monarch butterflies during the migration season. They flock to St. Marks and it is a lovely thing to see.

Thank TONI M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place for to learn the history and visit the light house also. Love seeing the wildlife in the area also.

Thank Ben S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the bird that come in the winter and those that are here year round. Nesting eagles and owls can be spotted in the fall. Its a great place to spend the day.

Thank Lydia B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a senior (I get in with my husband for a lifetime senior rate) - we go regularly - almost every weekend. We love our nature walks and often go on a 5 mile hike. We like to go early in the morning when it...More

Thank KastWilson
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bike, walk, swim and enjoy the birds and wild life. Special place! Getting off road and out of the car and walking into beautiful north Florida. Picnic tables for a snack available. Nice place to bring out the photographer in you.

Thank Jon C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have gone there so many times. I love biking down the St. Marks trail the most of all. A very flat train track turned to bike path. There is a bike rental center at the furthest northern side of the trail. After a 16...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A great thing to take in a working light house. Dikes with tons of alligators wildlife birds. After a day of outdoor events stop at local restaurants for great seafood. Your close to Spring Creek restaurant so stop there for great seafood !

Thank jackslack4
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Glenn H
10 September 2016|
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Response from M A | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so but a ride from the entrance down to the light house is scenic with a number of places to stop and there are a few viewing platforms on the side of the road.
29 August 2016|
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Response from lizaus2016 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed so long as they are on a leash. But as others have noted, the waters are filled with alligators -- many quite large. Last year, an alligator came out of the water and grabbed a poor small dog whose leash... More
Edward G
22 October 2015|
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Response from Mahshidl | Reviewed this property |
Of course you can there is a ramp at the park and you can bring your 35 ft. RV and enjoy your adventure. You can also go towards the lighthouse and highly recommend you to bring your boat if you have one!!!! Enjoy the... More