Events Calendar

Call the refuge at 850-925-6121 to register. Registrations cannot be taken more than 30 days before an event AND no more than 2 names can be accepted at one time.

Calendar subject to change. Call to confirm.


August

* Confirm with Refuge at (850)925-6121 for Tuesday openings of the lighthouse in August. 

2-3 St. Marks lighthouse keeper’s quarters open, family life & CCC exhibits, 10 am – 3:30 pm each day, $2 entry fee (12 and older).

3 — Extremely Early Birding tour with Don Morrow from 6:15 to 9:15 a.m. Meet outside the Visitors Center. Limit 9; call (850)925-6121 to reserve a seat.

6 – St. Marks Lighthouse keeper’s quarters open 11 am – 1:30 pm, $2 entry fee (12 and older).

13 – St. Marks Lighthouse keeper’s quarters open 11 am – 1:30 pm, $2 entry fee (12 and older).

17- St. Marks Photo Club – 10 am – noon at Nature’s Classroom. Topic: Macro Photography

20 – St. Marks Lighthouse keeper’s quarters open 11 am – 1:30 pm, $2 entry fee (12 and older).

27 – St. Marks Lighthouse keeper’s quarters open 11 am - 1:30 pm, $2 entry fee (12 and older).

September

* Confirm with Refuge at (850)925-6121 for Tuesday openings of the lighthouse in September. 

2 – Labor Day – Visitor Center open 8 am – 4 pm.
 
– St. Marks Lighthouse keeper’s quarters open 11 am – 2 pm, $2 entry fee (12 and older).

6-7 St. Marks lighthouse keeper’s quarters open, family life and other exhibits 10 am – 4 pm each day, $2 entry fee  (12 and older).

7 — Extremely Early Birding tour with Don Morrow from 6:15 to 9:15 a.m. Meet outside the Visitors Center. Limit 9; call (850)925-6121 to reserve a seat.

8 – Second Sunday talk – TBD - Ranger Scott Davis.

10 – St. Marks Lighthouse keeper’s quarters open 11 am – 2 pm, $2 entry fee (12 and older).

17 – St. Marks Lighthouse keeper’s quarters open 11 am – 2 pm, $2 entry fee (12 and older).

21- St. Marks Photo Club – 10 am – noon at Nature’s Classroom.  Topic: Travel Photography 

24 – St. Marks Lighthouse keeper’s quarters open 11 am – 2 pm, $2 entry fee (12 and older).
 
28 – National Public Lands Day – FEE FREE – help the refuge! Call 850-925-6121 to sign up for volunteer activities from 10 am – noon.
 
29 – Wildlife Tour with Matt & Cyndi Johnstone – call for a space – 10 am – 1 pm.  

OCTOBER

 1 - St. Marks Lighthouse keeper’s quarters open 11 am – 2 pm, $2 entry fee. Check with refuge office to confirm – 850-925-6121.

4-5 St. Marks lighthouse keeper’s quarters open, Legacy Live Oak and Saltworks exhibits- 10 am – 4 pm each day, $2 entry fee. 
 
5 – Shutterbugs – learn how to photograph and edit photos on your smart phone! Call 850/925-6121 to make a reservation and for additional directions. Leader Karen Willes.

5 – Early Fall Wildlife Tour – 9 am and 1 pm with Don Morrow. Call 850/925-6121 for reservations.

8 - St. Marks Lighthouse keeper’s quarters open 11 am – 2 pm, $2 entry fee. Check with refuge office to confirm – 850-925-6121.

13 – Second Sunday talk – “Imperiled Butterflies” Dr. Jaret Daniels. 2 pm.

15 - St. Marks Lighthouse keeper’s quarters open 11 am – 2 pm, $2 entry fee. Check with refuge office to confirm – 850-925-6121. 

19 - St. Marks Photo Club – Milky Way Shoot – meet at the picnic area at 5 pm on Lighthouse Rd. Sign up required – call 850-925-6121. Leader, Jimmy Daniels. Weather permitting – call refuge at 850-925-6121 to confirm.

20 - Wildlife Tour with Matt & Cyndi Johnstone – call 850-925-6121 for a space – 10 am – 1 pm. Sign up required.

 22 - St. Marks Lighthouse keeper’s quarters open 11 am – 2 pm, $2 entry fee. Check with refuge office to confirm – 850-925-6121.

 26 –  Monarch Butterfly Festival– exhibits, tours, butterfly tagging – 10 am – 4 pm.

 29 - St. Marks Lighthouse keeper’s quarters open 11 am – 2 pm, $2 entry fee. Check with refuge office to confirm – 850-925-6121.

31 – Re-Light the St. Marks Lighthouse – celebrate re-lighting the historic St. Marks Lighthouse – event begins at 6 pm with lighting at 7 pm. More details to follow.

NOVEMBER  

 
1-2 St. Marks lighthouse keeper’s quarters open, Legacy Live Oak and Saltworks exhibits- 10 am – 4 pm each day, $2 entry fee.
 
1 – Fall Wildlife Tours with Don Morrow – 9 am and 1 pm – Call 850-925-6121 for reservation.
 
5 - St. Marks Lighthouse keeper’s quarters open 11 am – 2 pm, $2 entry fee. Check with refuge office to confirm – 850-925-6121.
 
5 – 9 – Panacea Archery hunt – Panacea Unit only for permitted hunters. 
 
8 - Wildlife Tour with Matt & Cyndi Johnstone – call for a space – 10 am – 1 pm. Sign up required. 

10 – Second Sunday talk – Wakulla- Mysterious Waters with Dr. Jim Dunbar – discoveries and scientific protocols from the Wakulla Springs archaeological testing. 2 pm. 

12 - St. Marks Lighthouse keeper’s quarters open 11 am – 2 pm, $2 entry fee. Check with refuge office to confirm – 850-925-6121. 
 
12 – 16 – Wakulla Archery hunt – Wakulla Unit only for permitted hunters. 
 
16 – St. Marks NWR Photo Club – fall wildlife photo safari – call for reservation.
 
19 - St. Marks Lighthouse keeper’s quarters open 11 am – 2 pm, $2 entry fee. Check with refuge office to confirm – 850-925-6121.

 26 - St. Marks Lighthouse keeper’s quarters open 11 am – 2 pm, $2 entry fee. Check with refuge office to confirm – 850-925-6121.

 29 – Black Friday wagon tour – 10 am with Neil Hostnick.  Call for reservation.