St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge/St. Marks Lighthouse


Covering more than 68,000 acres of land and 31,000 acres of bay, the Refuge is internationally recognized for its more than 300 species of birds. The Refuge also has strong ties to a rich cultural past and is home to the St. Marks Lighthouse, built in 1832 and still in use today. The Refuge gives visitors: excellent birding at Refuge ponds along the road, outstanding nature trails and viewing platforms, excellent migratory waterfowl viewing in fall and winter months, wildflowers in spring and fall, plus Monarch and other butterfly migration in fall. Activities include birding, hiking, fishing, bicycling, boating, kayaking, nature photography, and wildlife viewing. Facilities include nature center, book/gift store, bathrooms, drinking water, classroom, picnic areas, and boat ramps.


1255 Lighthouse Road
St. Marks, FL 32355


30.18909700, -84.16930400
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