Visit St. Marks Lighthouse

Florida St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge and Lighthouse

  • Activities:

    Chillin, Photography, Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Spring, Summer, Autumn

  • Trail Type:

    Loop

  • RT Distance:

    0.4 Miles

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildlife

If you are a wildlife enthusiast, or you just like some great beach scenery, this is the spot for you!

There are multiple out-and-back and loop hikes in this wildlife refuge, but the main attraction is the lighthouse along the Gulf Coast. Right next to the lighthouse is a pond where you are guaranteed to see several alligators. If you hike to the end of the levy across from the lighthouse you can catch an amazing sunset and the occasional dolphin sighting.

A great place to take your family to show them the wildlife or maybe a place to take that special someone for a relaxing sunset view.

Pack List

  • $5 for a parking permit
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
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It's so close to me. Need to make some time and make it out there. Possibly get some drone footage.

10 months ago
10 months ago

Loved the ease of getting here. The beauty of the swamp land is breathtaking. Salt/fresh water marshes, abundance of wildlife, and well traveled trails. This area hits it all. You can take amazing pictures and exercise all at the same time. Area is in full sun in a lot of areas but there is a nice wind most of the time

about 1 year ago
about 1 year ago

Josh Hollandsworth

"Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt." - John Muir

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