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St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

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1255 Lighthouse Road, Tallahassee, FL 32355
+1 850-925-6121
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Awesome place anytime of year with an array of attractions

I love going to St. Marks, whether to catch fish in one of the many ponds; bird watch especially if... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
FrugalFoodie7
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Tallahassee, Florida
This place has amazing sunsets!!

Wildlife galore, beautiful sunsets, easy sailing... Would be extra special if the lighthouse was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Daynah B
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The trail-runner's dream.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“light house” (38 reviews)
“visitor center” (31 reviews)
“water birds” (10 reviews)
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1255 Lighthouse Road, Tallahassee, FL 32355
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+1 850-925-6121
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I love going to St. Marks, whether to catch fish in one of the many ponds; bird watch especially if the eagles are around; show visitors the alligators; walk on the many trails, or delight in the Monarch butterflies each fall before they head south....More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Wildlife galore, beautiful sunsets, easy sailing... Would be extra special if the lighthouse was open to the public!

Thank Daynah B
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Reviewed 6 days ago

So enjoyed our visit to this quiet, out-of-the-way spot! The visitor center was being redone, but we were able to walk around the grounds and it was fun.

Thank readytotravel95
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful time visisting the little museum then sitting on the shores of the gulf taking in the serene shores.

Thank madeguire
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great for birdwatching. Hiking or Wandering. There is a boat launch. People can visit the lighthouse. My mother is 90 so we drive the scenic route and stop to let her look at the birds and the water. Great for all ages.

Thank Teresapaliwoda
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really beautiful, you can see the light house, fish, walk some, n have a picnic. Another beautiful spot to see if your in Tallahassee.

Thank cooksamantha20
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a limited amount of time to spend, so we stopped at the visitor's center first. So incredible that the gift shop is manned mostly by volunteers! And of course, found some wonderful souvenirs. We then went out to lighthouse, what a view in...More

Thank LAMBSPIN
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I traveled here from Port St Joe to visit the light house. It was well worth the travel. We saw a large assortment of animals while there. We could have stayed all day but we had more places to visit and see...More

Thank John C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to drive towards the lighthouse and stopped at the Tower Pond Interpretive trail. There is parking and restrooms and the trail is only about 1 mile long along the lake/pond. It is very easy and pleasant. There are trail markers along the trail...More

Thank Ward D
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

This is a great destination for nature lovers and history buffs. Be sure to check it out in the spring when the butterflies show up. The lighthouse at the coast is a nice piece of history as well.

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Wendy N
24 April 2018|
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Response from LindyHikes | Reviewed this property |
Keep in mind, you are in alligator territory. They move fast, and they like dogs. To eat. I recommend leaving the dog at home.
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WillyMonmouth_OR
20 March 2018|
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Response from LindyHikes | Reviewed this property |
Just about anywhere! Do. No. Bring. Your. Dog. Often you will see them in shallows and in narrow lagoons by the lighthouse. We once saw one sunning about 12 feet from our car, parked by the side of the room.
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WilliamsOceanWorld
29 January 2018|
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Response from K A | Reviewed this property |
I think there is, and a wonderful fish camp where you can rent cabins nearby.
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