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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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Hidden gym – great animal encounters

This sleepy little place is really a hidden gem. Don't think I've ever seen more than 10 people at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stuart, FL
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Refuge or Refuse

I was sickened to visit a National Wildlife Refuge beach only to see it littered with trash. In... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
Doug & Michelle P
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13640 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455-3618
+1 772-546-6141
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Winston27
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 14 February 2017

There is a really nice easy to walk nature trail loop that takes you on a scenic exploration of the surrounding natural habitat with easy to follow laminated guide cards at the entrance you could walk along and actually see everything on the card. I...More

2  Thank Darrin L
Reviewed 21 January 2017

The refuge is at the very end of Jupiter Island and has an entrance fee so the beach is never crowded and very clean. Very long so also good for a walk or run.

2  Thank Ross R
Reviewed 22 December 2016

There isn't a lot of acreage at the Refuge, but some very nice sight lines, varieties of plant life and trails that amount to about 2.0 miles altogether. Also nearby is the gorgeous Sound, and if you're willing to drive just a few miles further,...More

2  Thank KulbakoPhoto
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Nat'l beach is more "rustic" than city beach but a refreshing place for a walk. Fishing boats float off shore. Birds every where. Only negative is that the port a johns were filthy.

3  Thank webdarter
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We needed to put some things behind us. Driving towards home we saw a familiar notification of the next exit on interstate 95. Rather than passing the exit as usual, we took the turn. We did not deviate from the route. It was just a...More

2  Thank RavAsher
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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.