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Turtle Mound National Historic Site

A1A, Canaveral National Seashore, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
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Great day trip

We spent the day visiting all of the historic sites, then enjoyed a swim in the Atlantic Ocean... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tom C
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Palm Coast, Florida
special place

Turtle Mound is part of the Canaveral National Seashore. I went there four times while I was in FL... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gemz_12
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Schenectady, New York
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A1A, Canaveral National Seashore, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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.

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Gemz_12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great off-the-beaten-path stop on our way home to NC from FL. I wanted our kids to get a taste for an archaeological site and the natural beauty of a national park. The views from the top of the mound are breathtaking. It's...More

Thank Bmlinville
Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled to the National Seashore several times a day and there is always something new to see. We especially enjoyed the wildlife that included, turtles, dolphin, pelicans, manatee and all kinds of wild birds.

1  Thank Gr8LPTA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Turtle Mound is a national historic monument because you stand where the original, native people stood. The mound is composed of shells and other garbage that took many years to be formed. It was their lookout. Later the "settlers" took over the area because of...More

Thank Gabriella D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have heard of Turtle Mound for years but this was first visit. Has a good view of surrounding land and water of Mosquito Lagoon. It is a midden or shell mound. Empty shells visible all the way up the climb. Glad I can now say...More

1  Thank 32818LynMick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice drive to see the intercoastal and the ocean. It's very different. Secluded and quiet. Most of the time you can't see the water. $10 fee to get in. I'm not sure it's worth it unless you fish or hike.

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always take visitors here for this short but very interesting hike up a boardwalk over the old Indian mound. From the top you can see the river on one side and the undeveloped ocean on the other for a stunning view. You can take...More

Thank David1827
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Place to go and visit. We paid $10 for the car and passengers but could also have bought a National Park Pass. Great views and easy drive.

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Turtle Mound is just one of the highlights on this great National Seashore. There are miles of great beaches, the Castle Windy trail and great scenery. Thank goodness that someone had the foresight to save this great treasure. Otherwise it would look like New Smyrna...More

Thank Roger F
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Carol B
Is there a kayak launch?
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.
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EcuadoePilot
what is the cost
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
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Kim L
What time does it close
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
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