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St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

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1255 Lighthouse Road, Tallahassee, FL 32355
+1 850-925-6121
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Very quiet and peaceful albeit cool and windy

We visited Feb18 otw to New Orleans Mardi Gras. we wanted somewhere to have a break enroute and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ian T
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
St. Marks Nature

The park is the beauty of God's creation. The trails are an amazing walk and great for seeing... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jandlweddings
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Tallahassee, Florida
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The trail-runner's dream.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“light house” (39 reviews)
“visitor center” (30 reviews)
“water birds” (10 reviews)
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1255 Lighthouse Road, Tallahassee, FL 32355
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Feb18 otw to New Orleans Mardi Gras. we wanted somewhere to have a break enroute and this was lovely. the visitor centre showed us a large aligator who was basking in the limited sun just underneath the boardwalk at the centre then we...More

1  Thank Ian T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The park is the beauty of God's creation. The trails are an amazing walk and great for seeing birds and alligators. The fishing can be hit or miss but its refreshing to be near the water. Make sure to schedule a wildlife tour and bring...More

1  Thank jandlweddings
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love driving through the Refuge and taking in all Mother Nature has to offer. The peace and quiet, wildlife, wildflowers and the migratory birds. Visiting the park when the butterflies are making their long trip south and make St. Marks a stopping place. Great...More

1  Thank Carolyn P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The park is beautiful, natural, uncrowded. You have sightings of alligators, migratory birds, nesting eagles and, in the right season, migratory butterflies. Wonderfully peaceful

2  Thank Mary Ann M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I love this Wildlife Refuge. We live and work in Germany. Every time we come home to Tallahassee, we visit the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. Every month of the year there's something interesting to see at the Refuge. Be sure to...More

2  Thank GlobalGirl_9
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

Buy yourself a Federal Duck Stamp and support conservation. For $25 annually, it gets you into every National Wildlife Refuge in the country and something like 98% of the fee goes to conservation to keep these refuges managed to allow wildlife to survive in appropriate...More

1  Thank songbird5212
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Closest nicest federal park to Tallahassee and I-10. Worth a visit for nature-oriented visitors and locals.

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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

This light house sits on a preserve that shows Florida the way I remember it. So soreal and tranquil. Off the beaten path and we'll worth the drive.

Thank Diane M
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

If you are looking for a nice walk along the coast, a strole in the marsh lands, or just wish to see Florida wildlife at it's best, St. Marks is the place to be. For added pleasure, don't forget your kayak, canoe, or boat. Your...More

1  Thank MrkV2015
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

If you make it to Wakulla County in Florida do not miss this beautiful National Park. If your a Senior you get in free with the free senior's card, but get it quick because the price goes up soon. This park has a beautiful light...More

4  Thank Curtis S
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WilliamsOceanWorld
28 January 2018|
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Response from K A | Reviewed this property |
I think there is, and a wonderful fish camp where you can rent cabins nearby.
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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.
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ezlikesundaymorning
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
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