The St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge
Well known as an oasis of natural Florida habitats for wildlife, especially birds. Natural salt marshes, hardwood swamps, extensive pine forests and freshwater pools provide a haven for wildlife and people. Fishing, hiking, bird watching, wildlife observation and viewing the historic St. Marks lighthouse draw visitors from around the world. The refuge visitor center has exhibits, a gift shop and restrooms and is a great place to start your visit. Of special interest is the fall migration of the monarch butterflies and the winter migration of the whooping cranes.