Pools Closed

St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge closes the pools along Lighthouse Rd. ( Co. Rd. 59) to all boats on October 15 to offer undisturbed access for migratory birds who will feed and rest in refuge waters. The pools will re-open to boats on March 15, 2018.

Anglers are still permitted to bank fish. 


Trail on south side of Stony Bayou #2 (road 122) has been closed.

The outer levee of Stoney Bayou #2 is closed to limit disturbance to the wintering waterfowl using the southern portion of the pool.  Please respect the signs.

We are giving the ducks a break to allow them to build up fat reserves for the flight north in the spring.  Regular flushing due to disturbance causes them to use up some of that energy they could be using to build fat.

Map of Closure