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Turtle Mound National Historic Site

A1a, Canaveral National Seashore, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
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Turtle Mound - Ancient Indian Shell Hill

Turtle Mound is located inside the Northern portion of The Canaveral National Seashore, A National... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John H
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Beautiful. Natural. Relaxing.

This is a really beautiful, natural park. It's enormous. You will need your car. Lots of trails to... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Cere C
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A1a, Canaveral National Seashore, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Turtle Mound is located inside the Northern portion of The Canaveral National Seashore, A National Park. It is one of several sites of interest in the park. The trail is a wooden walkway which winds up the mound. It is short, but depending upon the...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This is a really beautiful, natural park. It's enormous. You will need your car. Lots of trails to walk. A good information center. Be sure to visit the little lake full of manatee!

Thank Cere C
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Great Nat'l Park to visit. The Turtle Mound is a great place to start as the view is magnificent. You're only 50 feet high but every thing around is sea level, views include pelicans flying at eye level and dolphins jumping below. Amazing to think...More

Thank Jim T
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Only reason I am not giving excellent rating is we went to the visitor center which is very nice, had an informative video about the park, but I asked the lady at desk which parking spot was best to go to the beach, she said...More

1  Thank 3kiddosfromGA
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

A quiet place to look at the views and imagine the past. The mosquitos are plentiful so spray down. Platforms take you through the natural preserve along the waterway.

Thank Alisa D
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We received an email from the Marine Discovery Center in New Smyrna Beach that several Kemp's Ridley turtles were being released back in to the Atlantic Ocean on 6/8/17. The wife, kids, and grandkids went to the park and witnessed the release of 8 Kemp's...More

1  Thank Redfish68
Reviewed 13 June 2017

It's off the beaten path but what a cool place to walk and take in the view, the wooden walkway is thru trees and a forest like setting, listen to the sounds of the wild,,

1  Thank brn2rn79
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We went out on a pontoon boat with a volunteer naturalist. Unfortunately he was soft spoken, so we couldn't hear him. He tried using a microphone system, but that was broken. Wish they offered more programs there.

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We spent the day visiting all of the historic sites, then enjoyed a swim in the Atlantic Ocean. Restrooms are clean and available thru-out the park. Park rangers were on patrol and provide a safe visit without rowdiness. A great visit.

1  Thank Tom C
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Turtle Mound is part of the Canaveral National Seashore. I went there four times while I was in FL this year. The visitor center is helpful because you can get info on upcoming talks and activities. There is a wooden foot bridge up to the...More

3  Thank Gemz_12
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Carol B
17 March 2017|
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Response from Ray34239 | Reviewed this property |
I think there was, but if my memory is correct, it was qiete a hike from the parking lot.
23 January 2017|
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Response from Riwist | Reviewed this property |
The Turtle Mound is part of the Canaveral National Seashore National Park. The fee, according to their newest web site, is $10 per vehicle unless you have one of the National Park Service passes listed in the other answers... More
Kim L
22 April 2016|
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Response from pjpowers82 | Reviewed this property |
Right now they are on summer house - 6am to 8pm Winter hours are only until 6pm because of the earlier sunset They won't kick you out right at closing, but will ask visitors to leave shortly after to avoid issues with... More