Welcome to St. Marks NWR
This unique refuge was established in 1931 to provide wintering habitat for migratory birds. It is one of the oldest refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System. It encompasses 68,000 acres spread out between Wakulla, Jefferson, and Taylor counties along the Gulf Coast of northwest Florida. The refuge includes coastal marshes, islands, tidal creeks and estuaries of seven north Florida rivers, and is home to a diverse community of plant and animal life. The refuge also has strong ties to a rich cultural past, and is home to the St. Marks Lighthouse, which was built in 1832 and is still in use today.
First Sunday at the Refuge: Bears! Come hear more about the habits and habitats of the elusive Florida Black Bear. Presentation by Sarah Barrett of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
- 2013 Youth Photo Contest: The winners of the 2013 Youth Photo Contest have been announced. Prizes can be picked up at the Visitor Center.
- 2013-14 St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge Quota Hunt Worksheets Available:
Hunt worksheets and application link for the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge 2013 Quota hunts are available online at myfwc.com/hunting. This is a Limited Entry hunt and applications will be accepted at a license agent or tax collectors office or on-line beginning 10:00a.m. (Eastern Time) May 1, 2013 through 11:59 (Eastern Time) June 3, 2013.
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- Final Environmental Assessment and Land Protection Plan
For The Expansion of St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge: This EA presents the plan for the protection of additional wildlife habitat in Wakulla, Jefferson, Taylor, and Franklin Counties, as part of the St. Marks NWR. This plan expands the acquisition boundaries of the refuge.
For more information on St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge write Refuge Manager, P.O. Box 68, St. Marks, FL 32355. Phone: (850) 925-6121 or email us at: email@example.com.