• 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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    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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    Eagle's Eye

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

    Eagle's Eye

  • 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.



Accepting Comments on User/Permit Fees

August 15, 2019

National Wildlife Refuge is Accepting Comments on User/Permit Fees Wakulla County, FL….The US Fish and Wildlife Service is accepting public comments on fee increases to maintain high quality visitor experiences and reflect similar fees to other National Wildlife Refuges in Florida, state managed hunting lands, and local boat ramps.

Read the News Release here

GPS Adventure Trail

GPS Adventure sm

Welcome to an exciting program at the refuge! The GPS Adventure Trail is a scavenger hunt for adults and children with adult supervision. There are six (6) Pathfinder stations that are easy-to-moderate difficulty level and four (4) Explorer stations that are moderate-to hard difficulty level. Complete all ten (10) Pathfinder and Explorer stations and earn both pins!

GPS Adventure Trail Instructions

Environmental Action Statement

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Environmental Action Statement for Hunt Categorical Exclusion

Environmental Action Statement

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 david_moody@fws.gov.

Hunt Regulations
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

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


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