Entrance fees are required of all visitors traveling from the Visitor Center on Lighthouse Road through the refuge. Annual, daily and Federal Recreation Fee passes are available. A user fee for the boat ramp is collected at the Aucilla River Unit.
A series of passes covers the entrance and standard amenity fees charged for using federal recreational lands – including national wildlife refuges.
Existing Golden Eagle Passports and National Parks Passes with an expiration date will be honored until they expire. Paper versions of the Golden Age or Golden Access Passports should be exchanged for the new Senior or Access passes. However, plastic Golden Age or Access passes are valid for the pass holder's lifetime and do not need to be exchanged.
The Senior and Access passes are good for the lifetime of the holder.
Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps, commonly known as “Duck Stamps,” are valid for refuge admission and are available for purchase in the Nature Store in the Visitor Center.
St. Marks NWR sells an annual pass ($15) that is good for admission to the St. Marks Unit including the saltwater boat ramp.
Please visit the National Wildlife Refuge System website for more information about Federal passes.