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Turtle Mound National Historic Site

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Address: A1A, Canaveral National Seashore, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
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Turtle Mound

A beautiful place to visit. Enjoyable walk to the top of the mound along the boardwalk. Parked the car outside the park entrance and rode bikes into the site. After a walk to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jean S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful place to visit. Enjoyable walk to the top of the mound along the boardwalk. Parked the car outside the park entrance and rode bikes into the site. After a walk to the top of the mound, a quick trip to the museum just down the road is a must do.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

14 Jan 2nd time back was another nice visit nice wooden ramps up to the top on the shell mound real nice views of the ocean and of the bay also a few picnic tables and a nice path along the edge of the water

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Thank My Info C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting place to visit. Take the gravel path along the lagoon (off the wooden path). Wonderful views from the top of the mound. Peaceful.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting hike to the very large Timucuan Indian shell mound. Great views of the bay side of the seashore. It was very quiet and lots of natural views.

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Thank Tom G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Turtle Mound is in the beginning of Cape Canaveral Seashore. I saw an unusual butterfly and when I asked the ranger at the visitor center, found out that it was the state butterfly called a zebra butterfly. Take the time to hike at this site and then stop at the Visitor Center and see the short video of the National... More 

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Thank Marilyn F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

I had such a great time with my husband. It was adventurous. So many beautiful scenery.. wildlife.. just great!

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Thank Fatima J
Highlands, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

This is one of the most fantastic places to visit if you are a nature lover. Ocean access to beaches that have never been developed, boardwalks to interesting sites with plenty of flora and fauna to delight young and old.

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De Soto, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

This was a very nice historic and natural site with great interpretive signs, great boardwalk as well as trail along the shore where we saw dolphins and Manatees in Mosquito Lagoon. We saw lizards, birds and other wildlife. Definitely worth a stop!

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

I am a fisher woman. I started wade fishing at Turtle Mound and then taught myself to surf fish. Each are located on opposite sides of the road upon entering. I have seen so many wonderful creatures in the park! It tends to get full quickly so I suggest a very early start or after lunch. There are bathrooms at... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Amazing view from the turtle mound! Only negative is that you have to pay to get into the park but worth it.

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