St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge encompasses a broad sweep of salt marshes and tidal flats, brackish impoundments, cabbage palm hammocks, and pinelands with great opportunity for exceptional views of birds and wildlife. There are numerous trails within the extended boundaries of the Refuge that range from easy family friendly shorter loop trails to longer more difficult primitive trails. Some trails have observation decks for wildlife viewing and other trials follow old logging roads and levees around Refuge pools. Certain trails are limited to foot traffic only while all the levees and woodland roads are open to hiking, bicycling and horseback riding. The Florida National Scenic Trail crosses through the St. Marks Unit of the Refuge for a length of almost 50 miles. Through hikers may obtain camping permits at the Visitor Center. Check at the Visitor Center for a list of trails and trail maps to plan your day hike or extended hike through the Refuge.  

Hours & Details

Open daily 8-4

Biking & Hiking
1255 Lighthouse Rd.
St Marks, FL 32355
(850) 925-6121