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Great birding drive. Very little traffic on the trail. The entrance fee is $10.00 which is probably why. Last year, it was only $5.00. There are plenty of birds. There were a lot of herons including the rare sighting of green ones. Spotted eagles, a...More
We had a few hours to kill before we had to pick up our visitors. For all the years I have in Florida I have never visited this refuge. It really is a great place to see an extensive array of Florida wildlife. It's best...More
Great spot to see both resident and migrating birds! Great 12 mile drive through wetlands along Black Point Trail should reveal lots of birds. Bring your camera with a zoom lens and binoculars. Stay in your car and drive slowly. The car acts as a...More
My 3rd visit to Merritt Island NWR didn't disappoint. The headquarters staff were, as usual, extremely helpful.
Saw thousand of birds, (identified some 30 separate species), 2 alligators, 2 manatees, 3 bald eagles.
Highly recommend the Black Point 7 mile Wildlife Drive. And remember to...More
Hot day in Florida so being able to drive through the wetlands slowly was just great. Despite heat there was a lot of bird activity and we were also delighted to spot two alligators. Allow plenty of time to just sit and watch and bring...More
Visitor center is well done. Staff is friendly and has a lot of answers to questions. Great opportunities to drive around, see birds, gators and Florida habitats. The roads that are closed or posted closed are off limits. All the rest are free to drive...More
It is open daily and it requires a pass to tour the area and the beaches. Beaches are actually the Canaveral National Seashore but the south beaches “Playalinda” are beautiful and are accessible from the refuge. You can get... More
It is open daily and it requires a pass to tour the area and the beaches. Beaches are actually the Canaveral National Seashore but the south beaches “Playalinda” are beautiful and are accessible from the refuge. You can get a pass at the visitors center or a self serve kiosk. Closes at sunset.