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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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Breathtaking if you love nature

This is close to home for us and by far one of the best day trips. A lot of people will drive past... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jessica G
Blountstown, Florida
Wonderful Time in this Hidden Place

A little known place, yet boundless in nature's beauty. Was here to fish with my daughter, and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Keith H
Tallahassee, Florida
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The trail-runner's dream.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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1255 Lighthouse Road, Tallahassee, FL 32355
+1 850-925-6121
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is close to home for us and by far one of the best day trips. A lot of people will drive past and miss so much nature in its true beauty to see the light house. Slow down look around and see all the...More

Thank Jessica G
Reviewed 1 week ago

A little known place, yet boundless in nature's beauty. Was here to fish with my daughter, and enjoy the beautiful weather. A lot to see both on and off shore. Not too far from Tallahassee, there's history, water, places to eat, and boats to rent....More

Thank Keith H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a favorite for our family. It doesn't take long to get there but you are able to leave all your troubles behind for the day. So much wildlife to see! Little tiny crabs running everywhere and beautiful birds. Shells with the creatures still...More

Thank Janice W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The walk was pleasant and the view was beautiful. Many historical moments to remember. Would recommend for a family outing. A nice place for R&R

Thank brindah2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the lighthouse is not always open for inside tours, the location is beautiful. Be sure to stop at the gift shop as there are no bathroom facilities out at the lighthouse.

Thank Judith S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want gorgeous scenery with only a few people to be around, this is the place for you. The old light house is lovely to see and photograph and there are many, many species of birds to look at The Visitors Center has a...More

Thank Eater4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for a family fishing trip via rented boat from Shields Marina. Was a beautiful day, and the wildlife was active. Just a special place on the Forgotten Coast.

Thank K A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So many places along the road to view and photograph wildlife. Stunning refuge. Stop at the Visitors Center to pick up a map and driving tour information. Small gift shop as well. Opportunities to walk along the coast and on some nature trails. Charming picnic...More

Thank Giggy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was wanting blue crab so my husband and I decided to drag the kids here so that we could catch some fresh ones. We had looked it up and St. Marks was listed as one of the best places to go crabbing. The scenery was...More

Thank MzCWard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a nifty walk with a little history and some cool scenery, then make a visit here. You are likely to see a gator or two, some cool birds, and possibly some wild horses.

Thank casualdiner90
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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.
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
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