There are a variety of habitats, including extensive salt marshes,
hardwood swamps, pine flatwoods, and pine/oak uplands bordering
Apalachee Bay. Diked impoundments attract many species of wintering
waterfowl. There are numerous trails for hiking, bicycling, and
Bald eagles, ospreys, and belted kingfishers are often seen on
exposed snags. On the beach and pilings near the lighthouse, look
for a variety of shorebirds, gulls, and terns. American alligators
are common, and on walks in the early morning and near sunset, you
might see bobcat, river otter, and white-tailed deer. Butterflies
migrate through the refuge in September and October.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Take Florida Highway 363 south from Tallahassee to Wakulla.
Turn left onto Florida 267 and drive 3.5 miles to U.S. Highway
98. Take a left and drive 0.5 mile, then turn south on County
Road 59 to refuge entrance.
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Florida Wildlife Sites