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Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

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State Road 402, (5 miles east of Titusville), Merritt Island, FL 32782
+1 321-861-0667
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Beautiful, Florida Nature

There are several spots to enjoy throughout the refuge. Follow the signs and maps. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karen H
Start at the Visitor Center...

Make sure to stop by the visitor center and pay your ten dollars...The park rangers will map out... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fulhouse
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This wildlife conservation park is home to more endangered species than anywhere else in America.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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State Road 402, (5 miles east of Titusville), Merritt Island, FL 32782
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+1 321-861-0667
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are several spots to enjoy throughout the refuge. Follow the signs and maps. Lots of manatees at the Bairds Cove boat ramp. Indian River views from the kayak launch on the north side of Haulover Canal. Beautiful views from the Biolab and Beacon 42...More

Thank Karen H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure to stop by the visitor center and pay your ten dollars...The park rangers will map out the best options for the amount of time you have. Our time was short so we opted for: Black Point Wildlife Drive --We were thrilled to see...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited MINWR 3 times since March, 2018. Each time I see something different and more spectacular than the last. Start your visit at the Visitior's Center. Pay the entrance fee and talk to the park rangers - they will tell you where the...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice area to walk thru at main building. Drive thru road to view wildlife. Not much to see other than a lot of birds and a few young alligators

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

$10 for a car to drive around gravel roads to view gators, birds and wildlife. Didn't see any gators, saw a few birds that we see normally in Florida, grey herons, etc. We did go to the Manatee area and saw about 20 manatees, some...More

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Reviewed July 4, 2018

Last time we were here there was hardly any water around the various lagoon areas, this time most of the areas were filled with water creating beautiful blue waters but unfortunately still lacking in the birds I had hoped to see. No large flocks of...More

Thank Dennis P
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

We first stopped at the visitor center where we had a very nice group of ladies help us understand what was in the refuge and what we needed to see and how to get there. We took the boardwalk trail first and saw alligators, fish...More

Thank FloridaElaine
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Reviewed June 14, 2018

We were visiting FL to see the SpaceX launch and decided to make a stop here. The attendants and the ranger at the station were awesome and our son was able to earn another NP Junior ranger patch. We even saw an armadillo while on...More

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Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

This place was great, glad we decided to do this. Lots of wildlife to see. We where able to get out and take some great pictures.

Thank Kelly F
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Reviewed June 7, 2018

We visited the clothing optional portion of the speech. While there were a lot of sun worshipers, the long and ample stretch of beach provided individuals and families wit a good degree of privacy.

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Jennifer D
April 13, 2018|
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Response from bnut59 | Reviewed this property |
Fine around the Visitors Center
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TheFinnegans2014
February 26, 2018|
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Response from kingbyriverk | Reviewed this property |
We didn't encounter any fees. Just drive on through...
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thegreenster
May 6, 2017|
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Response from Gina M | Reviewed this property |
The best time to do the Black Point Wildlife drive, where I saw the most Wildlife, is first thing in the morning and 1.5 hours before sunset. I went both times. I went to the Canaveral Seashore for sunrise, which was... More
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