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Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge

#8 of 23 things to do in Cedar Key Features Animals
Cedar Key, FL
+1 352-493-0238
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What wildlife?

I have seen more wildlife on the grounds of my community! A nine mile road to nowhere! Don't bother!

Reviewed 1 week ago
New York City, New York
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Like another reviewer said, this is definitely a hidden gem. Nice hiking. We brought our bug... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Melbourne, Florida
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One of the largest unspoiled estuarine systems in the U.S.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“nature drive” (5 reviews)
“the loop” (6 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have seen more wildlife on the grounds of my community! A nine mile road to nowhere! Don't bother!

Thank alsgalny
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Like another reviewer said, this is definitely a hidden gem. Nice hiking. We brought our bug spray, as when we went, the mosquitoes were out big time. Be sure to go at dusk and look for the bat house when the bats are going out...More

Thank CharismaJ2
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Beautiful refuge, enjoyed walking the trails with our dog and taking in the river views. Very nice wooden trails through the swamp areas. As we spent the day there we would have enjoyed a little picnic area but we made do. If you do plan...More

Thank nogatraveler
Reviewed 11 May 2017

We drove the 9 mile loop and stopped often to experience nature. Saw lots of different birds, turtles and fish and one alligator. There was even a dirt ramp to unload your boat/canoe/kayak onto the river. Although the creeks were pretty well dried up due...More

Thank Janet C
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We drove through the refuge yesterday morning and enjoyed it so much we drove through it again this morning. Morning might just be the best time to drive through and see the various wildlife. Between yesterday and today we saw 1 adult gator, 5 baby...More

Thank Debra A
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We drove through this wildlife refuge and we thought it was a nice drive about 8 miles. There are places to stop along the way and walk around we mostly saw birds but I am sure if we walked around more we probably would have...More

Thank Carla P
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Drove through the refuge and made quick stops but saw lots of wildlife. Touted as a birding paradise and although we saw a few birds, we enjoyed seeing some alligators, and wild boars and deer. Went in the early evening and it was delightfully deserted

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We saw lots of birds, wildflowers, butterflies, deer, non-venomous snakes and a gator. The trails were in good shape and there were very few visitors. We did lots of hiking but also enjoyed the wildlife drive. The areas around the little ponds were really pretty

Thank Janna64
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Spent time driving this 9 mile loop. Road good, several viewing spots. Didn't see any birds or wildlife. Might have been the time of day.

Thank Jerry S
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We just spent the better part of a day wandering to the different stops along Hwy 347 northeast of Cedar Key. First stop was Shell Mound, where we happened upon a ranger who gave us a map and a few recommendations. We skipped past the...More

1  Thank dbfritz
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