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    Monarch Festival

    Monarch Festival - Oct. 22,2016, 10 am-4 pm; Tours, Tagging, Exhibits, Food, Music. For information, call (850)925-6121.

  • Every Kid

    Hey Fourth Graders!

    See America’s natural wonders and historic sites. Fourth graders can bring family and friends on adventures free for a full year.

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  • Calendar of Events

    Check out the upcoming events at your refuge. Call the refuge at (850)925-6121 for more information.

    Events Calendar

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    Historic St. Marks Lighthouse

    The Historic St. Marks Lighthouse is located on the St. Marks NWR. The current tower was built in 1842.

    Lighthouse History

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    Eagle's Eye

    The official newsletter of the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge.

    Eagle's Eye

Monarch-Milkweed Initiative

Monarch-Milkweed Initiative


A conservation effort dedicated to restoring the Monarch Butterfly population through milkweed proliferation and distribution to the Big Bend community.

Monarch-Milkweed Initiative

About the Complex

North Florida Refuges 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.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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.

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  • First Sunday at the Refuge

    October 02, 2016

    Presentation on the first Sunday of each month at 2 pm in the Barred Owl Room. October: TBA

  • Hunt Regulations


    The St. Marks NWR holds several hunts on portions of the refuge. To learn more about hunting opportunities, seasons and regulations on the St. Marks NWR, contact David Moody at (850)925-6121 or

    Hunt Regulations
  • Beginner Photography Class

    Northern ShovelerSeptember 03, 2016

    Digital Nature Photography Class for beginners. Meet in Nature's Classroom at 9 am. Older children welcome with adults. Free after refuge admission. Call (850)925-6121 to register.

  • Shutter Bugs


    We can help you create photographic memories with your smartphone, tablet, or iPad.

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Last Updated: Aug 25, 2016


  • Membership & Ice Cream Social

    SMRA Logo 150x105September 11, 2016

    2-4 pm in EE Bldg. Meet Dan Frisk, new Project Leader for the N. FL Refuge Complex. Ice cream and toppings! Q & A. RSVP (925-6121).

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  • Monarch Festival

    rot-Monarch FestivalOctober 22, 2016

    10 am - 4 pm; Tours, Tagging, Exhibits, Food, Music. For information, call (850)925-6121.

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