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Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge

#3 of 10 things to do in Hobe Sound Features Animals
13640 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455-3618
+1 772-546-6141
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Well worth a visit, and kids will love it!

We had a nice time with our visitors at the wildlife refuge. The kids loved the interactive animal... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
Jupiter/Tequesta, FL
Beautiful drive along a narrow road with lush landscaped homes.

Accessing Hobe Sound Wildlife Refuge, or the 'Blowing Rocks' Preserve along this narrow residential... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2017
S.E Michigan
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13640 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455-3618
+1 772-546-6141
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

We had a nice time with our visitors at the wildlife refuge. The kids loved the interactive animal exhibits and the staff was really friendly and informative. There is a short trail that leads down the waterway and we saw several people coming and going...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2017

Accessing Hobe Sound Wildlife Refuge, or the 'Blowing Rocks' Preserve along this narrow residential roadway offers a glimpse of 'Real Florida'. The two preserves are at opposite ends of the roadway and each is worth driving to. This venue has a booth to take $5/...More

1  Thank S2sailor
Reviewed 13 February 2017

There is a really nice easy to walk nature trail loop that takes you on a scenic exploration of the surrounding natural habitat with easy to follow laminated guide cards at the entrance you could walk along and actually see everything on the card. I...More

2  Thank Darrin L
Reviewed 20 January 2017

The refuge is at the very end of Jupiter Island and has an entrance fee so the beach is never crowded and very clean. Very long so also good for a walk or run.

2  Thank Ross R
Reviewed 22 December 2016

There isn't a lot of acreage at the Refuge, but some very nice sight lines, varieties of plant life and trails that amount to about 2.0 miles altogether. Also nearby is the gorgeous Sound, and if you're willing to drive just a few miles further,...More

2  Thank KulbakoPhoto
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Nat'l beach is more "rustic" than city beach but a refreshing place for a walk. Fishing boats float off shore. Birds every where. Only negative is that the port a johns were filthy.

3  Thank webdarter
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We needed to put some things behind us. Driving towards home we saw a familiar notification of the next exit on interstate 95. Rather than passing the exit as usual, we took the turn. We did not deviate from the route. It was just a...More

2  Thank RavAsher
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Great walk around area visualizing landscape,Indian River, manatees,turtles..Then inside is a fabulous owl and red tailed Hawk that are now for education due to car accidents. The other wonderful type animals and marine education learned Is great...Super Great for children as adults for pleasure and...More

1  Thank akendra
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Quiet Wildlife Sanctuary in Hobe Sound.. Away from crowds. Very little parking open dawn to dusk. Loads of photography situations to enjoy. Take the kids. BB

1  Thank Billzil50
Reviewed 27 July 2016

In Hobe Sound, the nighttime sea turtle nesting walk is done on the public beach Thursday and Friday nights. There are also two other organizations in the area that do similar sea turtle nesting walks: the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Centre and Florida Power and Light....More

2  Thank paula s
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One the fastest way to get sick from water is due eat the fruits and vegetables that washed in the water. Does anyone know how the restaurants prevent such issues when preparing uncooked fruits and vegetables?
22 August 2015|
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Response from Janette H | Reviewed this property |
We are not living in a foreign country and our water system is treated.