Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
During the current public health emergency, whenever possible, outdoor recreation sites at national wildlife refuges and national fish hatcheries will remain open to the public. Visitor Centers and other facilities, however, may be closed. Scheduled events may be cancelled. Please follow public health guidelines and avoid congregating. For more information: FWS Coronavirus Response page and call for local conditions.

Features

  • 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

Status Update

March 18, 2020

Out of concern for the health of our staff, volunteers, and visitors, all refuge tours, classes, and other events have been canceled until further notice. The refuge remains open during daylight hours. Daily entrance fees have been waived. The Visitor Center and Lighthouse are 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. Take the necessary precautions and stay well!

...in the meantime, have fun!

March 25, 2020

Looking for something fun for your kids to do outside? Here are several activities you can do with your kids while social distancing either at the refuge or at home.

Get the Activity Booklet

Jr. Refuge Ranger Camp

May 1, 2020 2020 Jr Ranger Camp

Looking for something fun for your kids to do this summer? Applications now available for Jr Refuge Ranger Camp. Space is limited and participants will be drawn from pool of applicants. Fun activities may include (age dependent): kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, archery, scent stations and more. You can pick up your application in the visitor center, request one by email at Lori_Nicholson@fws.gov or click link below.

Camp Application
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.

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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