St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge Trails

To find trails in St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, Florida select a region or trail below.

Mysteries of Strange Waters: Wakulla Springs State Park to St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge :: Wakulla Springs, FL

This 20-mile drive begins at one of the largest springs in the world, continues through pine forest to nearby St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, then follows the refuge’s 7-mile wildlife drive past pools of feeding birds on stilt-like legs to the hi

St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge: Florida Trail Segment :: Newport, FL

Founded in 1931 and one of the nation’s oldest wildlife refuges, St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) encompasses more than 69,000 acres of land and another 31,500 acres of adjacent Apalachee Bay. The refuge also includes a designated wildernes

Ochlockonee River State Park Campground :: Sopchoppy, FL

Virtually encircled by the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, Ochlockonee River State Park is an island within an island of the real Florida. The Ochlockonee River is brackish at this point because it’s just a few miles from the ocean. The quiet cam

Tower Pond Interpretive Trail :: Saint Marks, FL

This interpretive loop trail at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge travels along Picnic Pond and then circles Tower Pond, another popular birding locale. Marked interpretive stops along the way help you understand the multiple ecosystems in this co

Mounds Pool Trail :: Newport, FL

Located on the Gulf of Mexico, an area as rich in natural resources as St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge had to be appealing to Florida’s earliest inhabitants. It was. Evidence indicates this area was inhabited from 10,000 B.C. to the late eighteent

St. Marks Area :: Tallahassee, FL

This chapter on the birding areas around the St. Marks area includes descriptions of the bird-watching at these various destinations: St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, Wakulla Springs State Park, Tiger Hammock Road, Ochlockonee River State Park, Ba

Stoney Bayou Loop at St. Marks Refuge :: Saint Marks, FL

This hike circles a pool at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) created to enhance waterfowl habitat. Travel a section of the Florida Trail as it traces an elevated dike before picking up another berm from which views extend in all directions. S

Cathedral of Palms Hike :: Saint Marks, FL

This picturesque trek in St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge joins the Florida Trail as it enters “The Cathedral,” a tall palm forest where fronds form a roof over a gorgeous slice of the Big Bend. The hike continues through secluded forest to reach S

Lighthouse Levee Trail :: Crawfordville, FL

The Lighthouse Levee Trail is a short and easy hike but one that provides an amazing experience for young and old alike. Walking atop the levee, you will have sweeping views of Apalachee Bay, Gulf and marsh impoundments, and one of the most photograp