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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 and serene

This park is beautiful and worth the trip- national park annual passes can be used for admission. The visitor's center is delightful and has a lovely walking path through the pine... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Tallahassee, Florida
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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This park is beautiful and worth the trip- national park annual passes can be used for admission. The visitor's center is delightful and has a lovely walking path through the pine forest. The shore and lighthouse are a drive through some gorgeous scenery - once there, you can find plenty of walking paths to explore and take some beautiful photographs.... More 

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2 Thank smiley3802
Monticello, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An historic lighthouse well worth the visit. The scenery in the Refuge reminds me of the old Florida that is now slowly disappearing. Great trails for walking. You can get down to the beach. Loved this attraction & plan to return.

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4 Thank Bashaboo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

St Marks is a nice drive from Tallahassee and was enjoyable. there were several other visitors there either hiking, biking or sight seeing. the Lighthouse and surrounding areas were great.

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2 Thank madonia
Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park was worth the drive. We drove clear out to the lighthouse, walked around and then went down the levee trail, a ways. We enjoyed looking at the "pools" with the alligator warnings. On the way out of the park we saw an alligator (or a crocodile) sunning itself near the edge of the road. Be sure to stop... More 

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3 Thank Pamela C
Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can just drive to the lighthouse - and I have many times. But get out and, armed with bug spray, take a walk on the dikes and learn about the different 'ponds' and you begin to see why there is such a diversity of wildlife. Great for birding. Always eagles if you look in the right spots. Check the... More 

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2 Thank Polly175
Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

30 mins south of Tallahassee, this wildlife refuge is about 7 miles long - and you first transit lovely marshes and lakes, then end up at the coast where the light house is. Excellent one hour adventure - especially if you're looking for somewhere to get out and stretch your legs, get some exercise and in winter - excellent birdwatching.

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1 Thank MBrooks76
Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

On a recent sunny Tuesday in December, we drove to St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge for hiking and exploring. There were very few people there and most had cameras or binoculars to look for wildlife - animals and birds. Make sure you stop in the visitor center to pick up maps! It is a long drive from the visitor center... More 

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2 Thank SHenderson850
Orange, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We were on a mission to visit as many of the lighthouses in the Florida Panhandle as we could. The lighthouse is in good repair, although it isn't open for tours. The Refuge was very beautiful, with many areas to park and get out to walk. There are also modern facilities available if/when needed.

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2 Thank wmjcameron
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Only managed a half day here towards the end of a 5-day road trip as we were booked to drive down to Tarpon Springs for the night. Had we known what it offered walker-birders like us we would have allowed a minimum of a day. It's the sort of wildlife place that obviously repays an infinite number of visits. The... More 

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3 Thank Rick C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

It is peaceful there. You see all different kinds of animals there. The lighthouse is nice as well. Walking along the waterfront is fun. You see so much there, animals, birds and on occasions, dolphins

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