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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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Natural Florida for the patient and the observant

My wife and I visit SMNWR often using our free senior pass for all federal parks. There is always something interesting to see, even from the limited vantage point of your car... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Jay B
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I visit SMNWR often using our free senior pass for all federal parks. There is always something interesting to see, even from the limited vantage point of your car driving on the seven-mile road from the Refuge entrance to the St. Marks lighthouse on the Gulf of Mexico. Best times to see birds are early morning and... More 

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Thank Jay B
Brooksville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice drive down to the coast and nice place for photos... Lighthouse is open to public once a month for tours..

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Thank jpmule379
Tallahassee, Florida
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My fiancé took me here and I was very surprised at how much I enjoyed this outdoor experience! It was a long drive through the Forrest to reach the Lighthouse and beachfront. Definitely worth the drive! We enjoyed walking on the shore and seeing the different birds, watching the fish jump in the water and the boats that were out... More 

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Thank beachbound70
Tallahassee, Florida
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been here a few times and love it. It is great for biking, walking and looking for different animals. Every time we have gone the light house inside has been closed but it is still a nice back drop for pictures. We have seen several different animals. Very peaceful! Great if you pack a picnic lunch :)

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Thank KarenSaintMorgan
Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a go to place when we have visitors. You will see Gators and a lot of other wildlife. I see many bird watchers when I go there as well as photographers. There are also many good and affordable Seafood restaurants in the area.

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Thank dbellan
Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Birdwatching, biking, hiking are all wonderful. We go often to hike and bird watch. It's a wonderful park.

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Thank Mickey G
Tallahassee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While the Lighthouse is the Marquis attraction, the trails and contours of this salt marsh and dikes are the the unadvertised treasures. Best visited in the early morning hours, while wildlife is stirring......standing still for a few minutes allows the local inhabitants to resume their normal activities. Sunscreen is a must as is a little bug repellant if you get... More 

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Thank Chuck M
Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Monticello, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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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