Turtle Mound National Historic Site

Turtle Mound National Historic Site, New Smyrna Beach: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Turtle Mound National Historic Site Reviews: 4.5/5

Turtle Mound National Historic Site

Turtle Mound National Historic Site
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Bobbie
Canandaigua, NY55 contributions
Nice view
Apr 2021
If you have a few minutes to spare, it's a nice place to stop to stretch your legs. A quick walk down a winding boardwalk takes you to a beautiful view. There are a few lookout spots, but that's about it.
Written May 7, 2021
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billboylan1
Tville107 contributions
Nice walk, pretty views
Mar 2021
Nice side trip at National seashore. Walkway rebuilt after storms Nice views of waterway. Could use more info at location re Turtle Mound history
Written March 21, 2021
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LauraJ
5 contributions
Beautiful Views
Jan 2021
Spend the afternoon at this park and walked to the Turtle Mound National Historic Site where the views to both the intercoastal and the ocean are spectacular
Written January 20, 2021
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cat momma
Titusville, FL523 contributions
beautiful drive out
Dec 2020
Very pretty drive out along the penninsula to get here. Lots of wildlife. Natural vistas everywhere.
Written December 5, 2020
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Ward D
Satellite Beach, FL1,448 contributions
A very nice place to see historic Florida.
Mar 2020
This site is inside the Canaveral National Seashore park and so has a national park entrance fee for the vehicle. After entering you travel about 1 mile after entering the park. It is on the west side of the road but there are only about 10 spaces to park. There is a wooden boardwalk about 300 feet long that leads you to a “T”. The site is under construction. The right hand turn on the “T” is closed with a sign across the gate. The left hand side leads down to an open area close to the river. There is a plaque that describes the site by the river. If you look to the right from the plaque you will see a shell walkway that leads along the river. The short walk through the mangroves leads to a secluded beach right on the river. It is a very pleasant place to visit.
Written March 17, 2020
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src1962
Orange City, FL247 contributions
Long wooden walkway through the dunes along the beach.
Oct 2019
depending on when you come here you can see different animals and birds. There are spots where you can fish if you want and its right on the beach.
Written February 26, 2020
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Neil F
Laconia34 contributions
Love the scenery and the history
Jan 2020
Fascinated by the history. While out on the dock at the Visitors Center I was entertained by dive bombing Pelicans and frolicking Dolphins. So relaxing and beautiful.
Written February 7, 2020
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yellowpixels
Dallas, TX1,217 contributions
It was not accessible in October - under construction
Oct 2019
Unfortunately this site was closed and not accessible in October. There was a path around the base of the mound but it was impassable due to high water. The boardwalk into the place was in great shape but the actual access to the mound was off limits.
Written October 14, 2019
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mbd_mj
Orlando, FL220 contributions
Outstandingly maintained site
Aug 2019
Turtle Mound has both beach (Atlantic) and inland river access. We stopped in at 4 facilities, all were spotless and in excellent shape. River access has several docks for fishing and use eco-friendly materials and techniques. Nice to see a university area for study. Even better, with the Senior Lifetime National Parks and Federal Lands Pass there was no charge for the whole car. The ranger was super friendly and thanked me for getting the Pass and supporting the program. The time spent depends on what you want to do - but at least an hour or two for a quick visit to all day long for a beach extravaganza.
Written September 22, 2019
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Cassidy
Pennington Gap, VA24 contributions
Nice
Sep 2019 • Family
The one beach access area we went to was very clean. We walked to the Eldora House, which was nice. The parking is a little pricey, but I guess that’s just standard for any state park. There is a nude beach, but it’s at the very end of the park & fortunately you cannot see anything, haha! Actually met a man that worked here that’s from our hometown 10 hours away, which was nice. Unfortunately, the boardwalk was temporarily close at this visit but we plan on going back later in the week, hoping it’s opened up by then.
Written September 8, 2019
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