See what birds are being spotted here at the refuge with our e-Bird Tracker before you visit!
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.
Calendar of Events
Check out the upcoming events at your refuge.
Call the refuge at (850)925-6121 for more information.
The official newsletter of the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge.
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
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
Lots of tours and hikes remaining in the year. Check the Events Calendar for more information.Events Calendar
- January 01, 2017
Presentation on the first Sunday of each month at 2 pm in the Barred Owl Room.
January: No program due to holiday.First Sunday Program
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Hunt Regulations
Fee Free 2017:
January 16, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- February 20, Presidents’ Day
- September 30, National Public Lands Day - October 8, First Sunday of National Wildlife Refuge Week - November 11–12, Veterans Day Weekend
The refuge is actively involved in the recovery of the red-cockaded woodpecker. The Service’s current Red-cockaded Woodpecker Recovery Plan (2003) has a panhandle population goal of 1,000 potential breeding groups, with a refuge goal of 71 active clusters. Active refuge management of the red-cockaded woodpecker population and habitat since 1980 has not only prevented extirpation, but also fostered population growth.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Swallowtail-Diane Flowers
Last Updated: Dec 26, 2016