St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, Tallahassee

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  • We enjoyed our time there once we found it. The GPS sent us to live oak island. Since we are from out of town, we did not realize it until we waisted over an hour looking for the place. We finally....  more
    We enjoyed our time there once we found it. The GPS sent us to live oak island. Since we are from out of town, we did not realize it until we waisted over an hour looking for the place. We finally....  more »
  • What a beautiful place! My daughter and I visited. The visitor center and lighthouse are closed inside, but that really was of no concern. The drive to the lighthouse was enjoyable. There are lots... 
    What a beautiful place! My daughter and I visited. The visitor center and lighthouse are closed inside, but that really was of no concern. The drive to the lighthouse was enjoyable. There are lots...  more »
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  • Very pretty!! Got bit by a tick, but that's my fault haha!
  • We drove here from PCB after reading reviews and looking for a day adventure. Between the beautiful low key drive to/from and about a two hour stay at the refuge it was a lovely day. The refuge itself is lightly manned, as stated on their site due to pandemic. The front gate area is self serve, and while we have a national parks pass -- we left $5 (per car) in the envelope/lock box. The drive through the expansive park was gorgeous with the marshland type vibe. LOTS of folks out birding. I am not a super big bird lover and was there to see some alligators/turtles and the light house but was immediately drawn into the various unique birds that call St Marks home. In fact there was a guy there who was telling us that there was an allusive flamingo that people were there to see. We loved the light house and its interesting history. The area is so lovely sitting against the Gulf. We did end up seeing a couple small alligators and turtles, but the extensive bird watching is obviously what people come here for. They do have open restrooms about a couple miles in from the front entrance (do not use that portable bathroom near the main gate!) with actual toilets/running water.

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