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St. Marks River Preserve State Park

St. Marks River Preserve State Park

St. Marks River Preserve State Park is a short drive from Tallahassee, Florida, and provides numerous recreational opportunities. The park’s main attraction is the intricate network of mixed-use trails and abundant wildlife; however, its real beauty is something that can’t easily be seen. The unique topography and geology of the park protects water quality of the St. Marks River.

I’m proud to be a part of ensuring this vital protection for the Floridan aquifer and the St. Marks Estuary.

Be sure to visit the park to learn more about its role in environmental protection and sustainable water quality. Spend the day walking the trails and you might see all sorts of wildlife including the Florida black bear, a threatened species. Be aware of your surroundings as this park is truly the Real Florida.

The park is low impact with minimal development, so bring plenty of water and pack light. There are no trash receptacles or restroom facilities.

If you have questions about the park, wish to reserve a pavilion or inquire about our numerous volunteer opportunities, please call the Tallahassee-St. Marks administration office at 850-487-7989.

I look forward to seeing you in the park!