St. Vincent Wildlife Refuge

Naked nature

For both those who enjoy sunbathing nude and those who enjoy exploring nature with their clothes on, St. Vincent Wildlife Refuge is the ideal. This virtually uninhabited location is only accessible by boat and consists of more than 12,000 acres of lake, marsh, dune, pine and hardwood. Established in 1968 as a waterfowl sanctuary, The St. Vincent Refuge is now home to more than 260 bird species, endangered bald eagles, red wolves and sea turtles.

The closest town is sleepy Apalachicola, so well known for its love of oysters and fishing that it's not unusual for shops to close on Wednesday afternoons to let the locals get out on the water.

Outdoor Focus

While hiking, fishing, boating and hunting are popular, this area offers hard-to-come-by opportunities for:

Area Attractions

Animals are the big attraction here:

Area Events


Nightlife is scarce in Apalachicola, but you can catch a show at the vintage Dixie Theater or have drinks at the Roseate Spoonbill Lounge where bands play on weekends.


Primitive camping is offered for hunters on St. Vincent Island. Apalachicola offers cozy cottages, inns and bed and breakfasts in restored homes. Try the Apalachicola Chamber of Commerce for great bed and breakfast ideas and impressive area guides of St. Vincent Island.

Need to Know

Wildlife and waves make St. Vincent Refuge a perfect place for eco-tourists and nudists. If a remote getaway appeals, these St. Vincent Wildlife Refuge retreat ideas will help you on your way.

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