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Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge

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Cedar Key, FL
+1 352-493-0238
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Wonderful place to hike

The refuge features a drive-though road with accompanying map that can be picked up at a kiosk at... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
merlotsmom
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Piqua, Ohio
See Tranquil Old Florida

There is not a lot to do in Cedar Key, but I'm so glad we made the drive! See Old Florida at it's... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
Jill Marie C
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Fort Myers, Florida
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One of the largest unspoiled estuarine systems in the U.S.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“nine mile” (10 reviews)
“the loop” (6 reviews)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The refuge features a drive-though road with accompanying map that can be picked up at a kiosk at either the north or south end. The road connects with several hiking trails in the refuge. This is a great place for bird-watching!

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

There is not a lot to do in Cedar Key, but I'm so glad we made the drive! See Old Florida at it's finest. Again, no beaches here either...come to fish, boat and just enjoy the tranquil, peaceful and beautiful lifestyle of Old Florida.

Thank Jill Marie C
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

My husband and I loved this area that we just happened upon during a drive! Peaceful. There was a man on the dock with a bunch of fishing poles. I suppose he was catching dinner. Busy man! You can see trails in the grass where...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

This is a favorite stop for me. For those not seeing wildlife, we must remember, this isn't Disney. You need to be up and about when wild animals feed. The headquarters itself is a fantastic stop where I always spend too much time talking to...More

1  Thank Selkie9
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

We loved seeing the rookery on a nearby island! We observed a number of different birds including pelicans, and roseate spoonbills. We also learned about the clam industry.

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Reviewed 21 July 2017

We were disappointed that we did it see any wildlife. I guess it was too hot and not the right time of the year to see any.

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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

I have seen more wildlife on the grounds of my community! A nine mile road to nowhere! Don't bother!

1  Thank Denise P
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

Like another reviewer said, this is definitely a hidden gem. Nice hiking. We brought our bug spray, as when we went, the mosquitoes were out big time. Be sure to go at dusk and look for the bat house when the bats are going out...More

Thank CharismaJ2
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

Beautiful refuge, enjoyed walking the trails with our dog and taking in the river views. Very nice wooden trails through the swamp areas. As we spent the day there we would have enjoyed a little picnic area but we made do. If you do plan...More

1  Thank nogatraveler
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

We drove the 9 mile loop and stopped often to experience nature. Saw lots of different birds, turtles and fish and one alligator. There was even a dirt ramp to unload your boat/canoe/kayak onto the river. Although the creeks were pretty well dried up due...More

Thank Janet C
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