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    Monarch Festival

    Monarch Festival - Oct. 22,2016, 10 am-4 pm; Tours, Tagging, Exhibits, Food, Music. For information, call (850)925-6121.

  • 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.

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  • 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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    Historic St. Marks Lighthouse

    The Historic St. Marks Lighthouse is located on the St. Marks NWR. The current tower was built in 1842.

    Lighthouse History

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    Eagle's Eye

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

    Eagle's Eye

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

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.

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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.

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  • First Sunday at the Refuge

    August 07, 2016

    Presentation on the first Sunday of each month at 2 pm in the Barred Owl Room. August: Local musician Sammy Tedder will present his film "Local Waters: Through the Seasons"

    First Sunday at the Refuge
  • 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

    Hunt Regulations
  • Pokemon Go!

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    Please obey all posted signs, rules, and regulations. This refuge is open sunrise to sunset. Look around, and take pictures! Pokémon are not the only creatures you'll see. You gotta catch'em all, but please do so safely! Entrance fee required.

  • Shutter Bugs


    We can help you create photographic memories with your smartphone, tablet, or iPad.

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Last Updated: Aug 22, 2016
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