Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you recreate responsibly.

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


Features

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    St. Marks Hunting Opportunities

    Hunting Opportunities include Big Game Hunting, Migratory Bird Hunting, Turkey Hunting, Upland Bird Hunting, Waterfowl Hunting.

    See the Hunting Regulations Brochure

  • Calendar of Events

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

    Events Calendar

  • 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.

    Learn more about Every Kid Outdoors

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    e-Bird Tracker

    See what birds are being spotted here at the refuge with our e-Bird Tracker before you visit!

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  • Friends

    Friends of St. Marks Wildlife Refuge

    We are a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization dedicated to helping the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge in all aspects of its mission.

    Partnerships

Highlights

Refuge Open

June 16, 2020

Outdoor areas on the refuge remains open during daylight hours. Call (850)925-6121 to get a pass or info. Out of concern for the health of our staff, volunteers, and visitors, all on-site, in-person refuge tours, classes, and other events have been canceled until further notice. Any virtual events will be listed on the Events Calendar. Lighthouse is closed. Restrooms are available near the picnic area. All trails and the boat ramp are open. Call 925-6121 with questions; call 911 for an emergency. Entrance fee required. Take the necessary precautions and stay well!

FWS Coronavirus Response

Come Visit

Even through the buildings are closed, outdoor areas are open and there are lots of fun, things you can do on the refuge. Keep in mind, if an activity is not wildlife related and doesn’t help in the protection or understanding of wildlife or their habitat, there are probably refuge rules governing this activity. Please check with the refuge management before participating in an activity that could harm the environment or yourself. There are plenty of activities on St. Marks NWR for you to enjoy. Be safe and have fun but obey all Federal and State laws and regulations and Refuge rules.

Refuge Rules and Regulations

Friends of St. Marks Wildlife Refuge

Friends

We are a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization dedicated to helping the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge in all aspects of its mission. Learn more about us and other partners.

Partnerships
Frosted Flatwoods Salamander

Frosted Flatwoods Salamander

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The frosted flatwoods salamander is associated with the longleaf pine flatwoods that once extended across much of the Southeastern U.S. Today, due largely to habitat loss, their range within Florida has been reduced primarily to Apalachicola National Forest and St. Marks NWR. Because of this reduction in numbers from loss of habitat, the frosted flatwoods salamander is listed as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

Frosted Flatwoods Salamander

About the Complex

North Florida Refuges Complex

St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the North Florida Refuges Complex.

Read more about the complex
About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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