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Turtle Mound National Historic Site

A1a, Canaveral National Seashore, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
+1 321-267-1110
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Fun to see!

It was fun to get to see this and just think about it's history! The views up top of the walkway... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sindy M
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Belvidere, Illinois
Short walk

The turtle mound is not much to see but the walk on the boardwalk on a nice day is simply... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2017
Wendy K
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“oyster shells” (14 reviews)
“mosquito lagoon” (15 reviews)
“visitor center” (12 reviews)
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A1a, Canaveral National Seashore, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
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+1 321-267-1110
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"oyster shells"
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"mosquito lagoon"
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"visitor center"
in 12 reviews
"bug spray"
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"native americans"
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"wooden walkway"
in 8 reviews
"cape canaveral"
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"inland waterway"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful place to visit"
in 3 reviews
"early florida"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 5 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 4 reviews
"great place to see"
in 3 reviews
"nice boardwalk"
in 4 reviews
"picnic area"
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"the indian river"
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"fish"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was fun to get to see this and just think about it's history! The views up top of the walkway are nice as well. It really doesn't take long to stop by & thinking about how many years it must have taken to do...More

Thank Sindy M
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

The turtle mound is not much to see but the walk on the boardwalk on a nice day is simply beautiful. the 360° view is absolutely worth it. The beaches at the park are nice. However ...fair warning ...the last beach is not suitable for...More

6  Thank Wendy K
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Well worth the short walk. There were beautiful views and their importance to Native American people is something I really enjoyed learning about. Take the time to see them, you will not be disappointed!!

1  Thank Herman F
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Not much of a shell mound anymore. More of a vine mound. You can see shell in some spots but not very good. Definitely need vine removal. Boardwalks are nice, but don't recommend seeing Turtle mound. The beach is awesome though.

2  Thank Rheanon S
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

First the people who greet you at the gate are friendly and helpful! First area has more staff to answer questions, bathrooms, largest parking lot. As you continue driving and get to more stops. Note these parking lots have fewer parking spaces so first come,...More

1  Thank FreqTrav704
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Love this park. It not only has unspoiled beaches for miles but it also has a indian mound, historic Eldora Home and miles of trails. If you like to fish there are many location to fish river shore, river dock, or surf fishing. It is...More

2  Thank johneL2766HZ
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

It was a lovely place full of history and beauty. We walked around the well built walk ways, although some had sustained damage. We were trying to see manatees but we did nit here.

Thank Hercules14
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

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

1  Thank John H
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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
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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

1  Thank Jim T
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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.
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EcuadoePilot
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
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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