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Turkey Creek Sanctuary

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Easy walk, lush scenery.

I was visiting friends here in FL so they decided to bring me here for an easy stroll before... read more

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Queen Creek, Arizona
Gopher turtle, beautiful plants and views of creek

Since we wanted a little exercise before our long ride, our local friends suggested Turkey Creek... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2018
Tallahassee, FL
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1502 Port Malabar Blvd NE, Palm Bay, FL 32905-5451
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Reviewed yesterday

I was visiting friends here in FL so they decided to bring me here for an easy stroll before another planned activity. The place is easy to get to and free which is always nice. The plants are lush and green and you can get...More

Thank EpicGuy12
Reviewed October 20, 2018

Since we wanted a little exercise before our long ride, our local friends suggested Turkey Creek Sanctuary Park. When we parked near the library, we watched a gopher turtle munching flowers among the grass and then return to it's hole. There were several choices of...More

Thank traintraveler53
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This city-managed nature sanctuary is hidden near the Tony Rosa Community Center & Palm Bay public library. It’s 130 acres with a nature center, boardwalk, nature & exercise trails. The park ranger gives free walking tours on the first & third Saturday of the month...More

Thank Nancy J
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful park with lots of wildlife. Nice trails. Shaded. Good location in Palm Bay and on Turkey Creek.

Thank palmerps
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

We always bring our guest from out of state there to show off the great places there are to see. Places like Turkey Creek that most visitors never see. We enjoy hiking the trails as well as kayaking the creek. There is so much wildlife...More

Thank bobnbrodie
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Great place to have a family trip on nature. The family young and old will enjoy this nature trail. And the different animals and birds you will see.

1  Thank eagle517376
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

This local sanctuary is a nice place to take the kids and grandkids to explore the diverse Landscape of the Spacecoast. From Pine hammocks to beautiful water oaks . There are many native plants and animals that can be spotted along the jogging trail that...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Turkey Creek is a nice location that allows you to get some exercise while learning more about Florida nature. I often see racoons, alligators, manatees, turtles, snakes, armadillos, and all kinds of fish.

Thank Karen L
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Very nice area. Lots of information along the boardwalk paths, plus an information center. The paths take you though some beautiful areas and down along the creek.

Thank Ralph D
Reviewed July 31, 2018

We walk through the sanctuary quite often. Great, safe place for families. As others have said the boardwalk is really nice. Lots of turtles along some of the paths. Free parking, nice little shop to visit especially for young kids. Restroom facilities.

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July 17, 2018|
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Response from Karen C | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are, as long as you stay on the boardwalk trails. I don’t remember seeing any on the “natural” trails.
May 25, 2017|
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Response from Claricevampire | Reviewed this property |
There is a mountain biking path alongside the sanctuary but it's maintained by the park district and I'm not certain if the upkeep is all that good . But I do know it's a medium level path with pretty rough terrain . Not for... More
Ann M
January 2, 2017|
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Response from Claricevampire | Reviewed this property |
if you were walking some of the trails outside the sanctuary or if the dog was in the canoe , it's ok , but because of all the wildlife , dogs are not allowed in the actual park , but there are so many outlying trails that... More