St. Vincent Island is an undeveloped barrier island owned by the Federal Government and managed as a National Wildlife Refuge. It is located in the westernmost border of Franklin County, Florida northwest of Little St George Island. The island is known as a haven for many endangered species including bald eagles, loggerhead, green and leatherback sea turtles. Nature lovers can expect abundant wildlife to observe. Alligators, feral hogs, deer, red wolves and dozens of bird species are some of the wildlife species which also populate the island.
The St. Vincent Wildlife Refuge offers visitors many activities, such as kayaking, fishing, hiking and biking. This unspoiled and natural island is only accessible by boat. Regularly scheduled tours of the island are conducted by the Supporters Group of St. Vincent Island. Contact the St. Vincent Wildlife Refuge Office for more information regarding available opportunities to enjoy this Florida treasure (850-653-8808).