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Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge

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13640 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455-3618
+1 772-546-6141
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Outstanding beach walk into the wild - just turn left and head north for next 2 hours!

If you find the Hobe Sound Park at the end of SE Bridge Road (County Road 708) overcrowded... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Marshall B
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Ferney-Voltaire, France
Fun time

All of the staff/volunteers are extremely nice and outgoing. The kids feel welcome to learn more... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2018
mishmish021
,
Port St Lucie, FL
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13640 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455-3618
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

If you find the Hobe Sound Park at the end of SE Bridge Road (County Road 708) overcrowded, particularly if the parking lot is full, then a great alternative, although without standard park bathrooms (which are available at the Hobe Sound Park, for later reference),...More

3  Thank Marshall B
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

All of the staff/volunteers are extremely nice and outgoing. The kids feel welcome to learn more about the animals. Nice hiking trails.

Thank mishmish021
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

This is a very quiet stretch of beach with a small parking fee. No facilities except porty potties in the parking lot which you don't want to need. You can wander north along the beach to increasingly remote areas. Swim at your own risk which...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

A great stop in the Jupiter / Stuart area. Excellent displays. Interesting critters that folks rarely get to see in the hectic tourist places. There isalso a trail walk showing "what's beyond the typical highway/built up area. .

1  Thank bilewis
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Found an excellent resource into the ecology of the inner coastal ecosystem. Staff friendly and knowledgeable. Hands-on displays, hike on trails was excellent, varied and beautiful

Thank JerseyJohnnie
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

This sleepy little place is really a hidden gem. Don't think I've ever seen more than 10 people at once. It's kind of a good thing the visitors center was flattened by the 2004 hurricanes. It was rebuilt with new money and excellent attention to...More

1  Thank Winston27
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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

I was sickened to visit a National Wildlife Refuge beach only to see it littered with trash. In defense of the Refuge,the trash appeared to be trash which washed onshore. Although it is not within the control of the Refuge, it could be removed by...More

Thank Doug & Michelle P
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

The Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge is more than just snakes and alligators. This non-touristy park beautifully displays the wildlife here but also gives you the opportunity to take a gentle hike through this unique landscape. Cultivating a love and understanding of Florida beyond the...More

Thank Jill C
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

We had a nice time with our visitors at the wildlife refuge. The kids loved the interactive animal exhibits and the staff was really friendly and informative. There is a short trail that leads down the waterway and we saw several people coming and going...More

Thank catcat
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

Accessing Hobe Sound Wildlife Refuge, or the 'Blowing Rocks' Preserve along this narrow residential roadway offers a glimpse of 'Real Florida'. The two preserves are at opposite ends of the roadway and each is worth driving to. This venue has a booth to take $5/...More

1  Thank S2sailor
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kabmom
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Response from bilewis | Reviewed this property |
No admission fee
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eatonja
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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.
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