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St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

#2 of 85 things to do in Tallahassee Features Animals
1255 Lighthouse Road, Tallahassee, FL 32355
+1 850-925-6121
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Beautiful Trip

Honestly this was a great drive out to the lighthouse. The forest opens up into wetlands then into... read more

Reviewed yesterday
sarahkathleen1
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Eastern Shore, AL
Nice Drive

This is a wonderful place to take a drive. Get out walk around, check out the litehouse and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cowgirlkc
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Jacksonville, Florida
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The trail-runner's dream.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“bird watching” (26 reviews)
“water birds” (9 reviews)
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1255 Lighthouse Road, Tallahassee, FL 32355
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+1 850-925-6121
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Reviewed yesterday

Honestly this was a great drive out to the lighthouse. The forest opens up into wetlands then into the bay. Do not be surprised if you see a alligator waking around the area. You are not able to go inside the lighthouse but you can...More

Thank sarahkathleen1
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a wonderful place to take a drive. Get out walk around, check out the litehouse and waterfront. Wonderful wildlife viewing.

Thank Cowgirlkc
Reviewed 5 days ago

If your favorite kind of mouse is the field mouse hiding under a leaf, this is for you. A beautiful natural setting of the true Florida minus concrete and swimming pools. Lovely historic lighthouse. Hiking trails. Plenty of place to fish. Water birds galore to...More

Thank Elizabeth N
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lot of fun to visit. I always take family and friends that visit from faraway places to the St. Marks National Wildlife Refugee. Lots of photo opportunities.

Thank Mel_CanJamusa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Places like St. Marks are precious to our country! Where can you find native habitat including bald eagles, water fowl, gators, sawgrass and marshlands providing the backdrop for a lovely old lighthouse. Bring a picnic basket, fishing pole, camera and binoculars. Spend the day with...More

Thank aroadie
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful place to spend the day! You drive through the refuge at your on pace and there are many places to pull over and view wildlife. The beautiful St. Marks lighthouse is at the end of the road. There is also a viewing...More

Thank N0LES_FAN
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm a regular visitor and love it in most every season, except the peak of summer. The beauty is constant but changing. Gorgeous on a crisp winter's day and amazing in a spring storm. It's truly one of the most beautiful places I've ever been...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a short trip from Tallahassee. Well worth going, saw lots of alligators and different Bird wildlife.

Thank Wesley H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful place for photographers and artists to come to get that "perfect scene". You are right on the beautiful white sugar-sand, warm water, gentle waves and the views are breathtaking! The sunsets are absolutely incredible! This is a great place for a...More

Thank lucybH9239WF
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best time for my students. Great field trip explaining the life cycle of the butterfly. Kids had so many activities. Have gone here just for the nature! Great fun for all ages

Thank teacherkmc
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Glenn H
11 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
30 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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Edward G
23 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
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