Calendar of Events
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Call the refuge at (850)925-6121 for more information.
Historic St. Marks Lighthouse
The Historic St. Marks Lighthouse is located on the St. Marks NWR. The current tower was built in 1842. Open first Sat. of month, 1-4 pm.
The official newsletter of the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge.
To address changes and restore habitats for monarchs, pollinators, and other wildlife, Monarch Watch is initiating a nationwide landscape restoration program called “Bring Back The Monarchs.”Learn More
About the Complex
The North Florida Refuges Complex protects close to 95,000 acres for wildlife in southwest Georgia and the Florida panhandle.
St. Marks is managed as part of the North Florida Refuges Complex.
Learn more about the complex
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Learn more about the NWRS
Are your children craving some adventure this summer? If so we have the answer. Let them spend a few days exploring St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge through the Jr. Refuge Ranger Camp.More Information
- May 23, 2015
Entrants must be no older than 17 years of age. Entrants will be divided into two groups, 3-10 years of age, and 11-17 years of age. All entries must be received by 5:00 pm on May 23, 2015. Photos do not have to be taken on the refuge.Photo Contest Rules and Form
- June 07, 2015
Presentation on the first Sunday of each month at 2 pm in the Barred Owl Room.
June: Local Waters Through the SeasonsFirst Sunday at the Refuge
- May 15, 2015
Hunt Applications for St. Marks NWR and St. Vincent NWR open May 15Hunt_Release
Whooping Cranes, named for their loud and penetrating unison calls,
live and breed in wetland areas, where they feed on crabs, clams,
frogs and aquatic plants. They are distinctive animals, standing five
feet tall, with white bodies, black wing tips and red crowns on their
They are also one of the most endangered. With fewer than 500 left in
the wild, whooping cranes are on the verge of extinction.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: May 15, 2015