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Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge

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Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge

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dondi727 wrote a review Mar 2020
Stuart, Florida27 contributions5 helpful votes
The Hobe Sound NWR is home to thousands of animals, and a favorite breeding ground of the highly endangered leatherback sea turtle. From March to October you will see the nests on the beach. Please don't disturb them. Natural disasters do enough damage, and we are trying to preserve this beautiful turtle. If you see trash, please pack it out before something tries to eat it and gets hurt.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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bolla1 wrote a review Mar 2020
Saint Louis, Missouri67 contributions34 helpful votes
Well maintained trail will take you through the scrub and down to the Sound where you can fish or just sit and watch for birds. Photographic opportunities are great and the visitors center has a great museum with living animals from the area
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Date of experience: March 2020
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SarahlovesKevin wrote a review Jan 2020
Clearwater, Florida39 contributions1 helpful vote
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So amazing to see all sorts of different wildlife. The animals are well taken care of. I even got to pet a snake, baby alligator and I got to see a hawk an owl and skunk up close. The staff was terrific.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Marshall B wrote a review Jan 2020
Ferney-Voltaire, France3,152 contributions278 helpful votes
First, I had written that it was located about 6 miles from the Hobe Sound beach – nope, it is more like 2 miles – I must have counted from the town of Hobe Sound. And the second, perhaps more essential, shortcoming is that the bathroom facilities at the Hobe Sound beach are not longer – at least not in January 2020 – an alternative to the port-a-potty at the wildlife refuge – the Hobe Sound beach had them when we visited because the bathrooms were under repair. So, if you are concerned about such matters, better to deal with it well before reaching even the Hobe Sound beach. Still, the wildlife refuge is truly awesome, particularly at low tide. Not that there are that many opportunities for folks who like to search for shells – some broken sand dollars and a couple of albino scotch bonnets and turkey wings are about the best you can find there, but the walk along the beachfront for a couple of hours, with no buildings intruding on your experience, is just wonderful. The cost is $5 per car, but if you have a National Parks pass, it is free.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Judy D wrote a review Jan 2020
Tequesta, Florida84 contributions15 helpful votes
We were looking for things to do and read about this place. It was a nice surprise, informative and fun to see and hear about the animals. The staff was very informed and good at sharing information. There is a nice walking path as well, a lovely day for all.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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