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Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Cedar Key, FL
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+1 352-493-0238
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 16:00
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One of the largest unspoiled estuarine systems in the U.S.

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A Nice Visit

This is a great park to spend so time enjoying nature and to get some local history. There are several nice hiking trails that take you out into the marsh areas. They have... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
57RRoberts
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Lewes, Delaware
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Lewes, Delaware
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220 reviews
49 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great park to spend so time enjoying nature and to get some local history. There are several nice hiking trails that take you out into the marsh areas. They have elevated walkways that really allow you to get close to nature. There is also a fishing pier and a boat ramp area. Both were active during our... More 

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Mercer Island
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Wow! Absolutely interesting and beautiful. We walked both the river loop and the Shell Mound loop. The US Fish and Wildlife personnel ( both paid and volunteer) are stellar. The archeology of the hunter gatherer shell people from thousands of years ago is fascinating. A special thank you to Ron and "Mayor" Don for their time, information and kindness.

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DeLand, Florida
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148 reviews
82 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Loads of local and regional information, maps, pamphlets, little gifts to take back to friends, and a friendly staff.

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Pensacola, Florida, United States
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge is a great place to see birds. We enjoyed a day visit here at the refuge. It was kinda warm but we seen alot of birds.

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Gainesville, Florida
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38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The loop tour is a nice way to get off the beaten path. With occasional wildlife sightings the Refuge is just about as away from it all as it gets. The "river road" state road #347 that takes you there is a nice trip from Chiefland to Cedar Key. The winding road leads you to boardwalks and lookouts that take... More 

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Riverview, Florida
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256 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

We had a break in a bad spat of weather and took the nine mile trail from south to north. Our adventure brought us upon and amazing bard owl, a small gator and a slithering snake. The ponds were gorgeous but no wildlife noted. You have to think as you make your way along the trail what animals you a... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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141 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

We only saw a small portion of this Refuge by driving up 347 from Cedar Key. We stopped at the Shell Mound Unit and strolled around the boat launch and fishing pier. Beautiful water views and lots of waterfowl. We continued on 347 to the Lower Suwannee Nature Drive which winds through the forest and wetlands. The only disappointment was... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

With an all access trail, beautiful boardwalk leading to the historic Suwannee River, placards describing plants and animals, gracious staff, this is where I want my tax dollars going! Great job LSNWR staff and great job "Friends of Lower Suwanee"!

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Thank Christopher K
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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300 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

We've been in this maze of roads and trials a number of times. We've seen lois of snakes and gators in here, one a real monster. Many different kinds of birds. There's fish in many of the little ponds and streams that dot the area. We've run across wild boar, though sometimes all you see is the beautiful scenery.

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North Syracuse, New York
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

There were many places along our ride through the forest that had recently had a fire, as hundreds of trees were blackened from 5' on down to the base. Didn't know if it was accidental or what. We did see a couple of gators in the water pools, as well as thousands of these funky crabs running sideways across the... More 

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