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Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge

Features Animals
13640 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455-3618
+1 772-546-6141
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Fun time

All of the staff/volunteers are extremely nice and outgoing. The kids feel welcome to learn more... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Port St Lucie, FL
Quiet no frills beach

This is a very quiet stretch of beach with a small parking fee. No facilities except porty potties... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
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“donation box” (3 reviews)
“short trail” (2 reviews)
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13640 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455-3618
+1 772-546-6141
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All of the staff/volunteers are extremely nice and outgoing. The kids feel welcome to learn more about the animals. Nice hiking trails.

Thank mishmish021
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

This is a very quiet stretch of beach with a small parking fee. No facilities except porty potties in the parking lot which you don't want to need. You can wander north along the beach to increasingly remote areas. Swim at your own risk which...More

Thank dbaaronson
Reviewed 11 November 2017

A great stop in the Jupiter / Stuart area. Excellent displays. Interesting critters that folks rarely get to see in the hectic tourist places. There isalso a trail walk showing "what's beyond the typical highway/built up area. .

1  Thank bilewis
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Found an excellent resource into the ecology of the inner coastal ecosystem. Staff friendly and knowledgeable. Hands-on displays, hike on trails was excellent, varied and beautiful

Thank JerseyJohnnie
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

This sleepy little place is really a hidden gem. Don't think I've ever seen more than 10 people at once. It's kind of a good thing the visitors center was flattened by the 2004 hurricanes. It was rebuilt with new money and excellent attention to...More

1  Thank Winston27
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

I was sickened to visit a National Wildlife Refuge beach only to see it littered with trash. In defense of the Refuge,the trash appeared to be trash which washed onshore. Although it is not within the control of the Refuge, it could be removed by...More

Thank Doug & Michelle P
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge is more than just snakes and alligators. This non-touristy park beautifully displays the wildlife here but also gives you the opportunity to take a gentle hike through this unique landscape. Cultivating a love and understanding of Florida beyond the...More

Thank Jill C
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We had a nice time with our visitors at the wildlife refuge. The kids loved the interactive animal exhibits and the staff was really friendly and informative. There is a short trail that leads down the waterway and we saw several people coming and going...More

Thank catcat
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Accessing Hobe Sound Wildlife Refuge, or the 'Blowing Rocks' Preserve along this narrow residential roadway offers a glimpse of 'Real Florida'. The two preserves are at opposite ends of the roadway and each is worth driving to. This venue has a booth to take $5/...More

1  Thank S2sailor
Reviewed 14 February 2017

There is a really nice easy to walk nature trail loop that takes you on a scenic exploration of the surrounding natural habitat with easy to follow laminated guide cards at the entrance you could walk along and actually see everything on the card. I...More

2  Thank Darrin L
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18 December 2017|
Response from bilewis | Reviewed this property |
No admission fee
22 August 2015|
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Response from Janette H | Reviewed this property |
We are not living in a foreign country and our water system is treated.