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Turkey Creek Sanctuary

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1502 Port Malabar Blvd NE, Palm Bay, FL 32905-5451
952-3433
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Lots of nature

Very nice area. Lots of information along the boardwalk paths, plus an information center. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ralph D
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Palm Bay, Florida
Great place to visit

We walk through the sanctuary quite often. Great, safe place for families. As others have said the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
vwgti2012
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Palm Bay, Florida
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“nature center” (16 reviews)
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1502 Port Malabar Blvd NE, Palm Bay, FL 32905-5451
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952-3433
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"nature center"
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"peaceful place"
in 7 reviews
"nice boardwalk"
in 9 reviews
"fish"
in 37 reviews
"great place for a walk"
in 3 reviews
"occasional alligator"
in 4 reviews
"quiet walk"
in 4 reviews
"great nature"
in 6 reviews
"hurricane damage"
in 3 reviews
"natural florida"
in 6 reviews
"gopher tortoises"
in 3 reviews
"old florida"
in 6 reviews
"enjoy nature"
in 4 reviews
"walking trails"
in 4 reviews
"love turkey"
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"visitor center"
in 4 reviews
"exercise"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank vwgti2012
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to take a walk. Quite and safe. Not a lot of wildlife but there are many turtles/gophers to see. There are portable restrooms avaialble. There's a little shop as well. Great place for kids and adults. Next to a library too!

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

The Turkey Creek Sanctuary is an oasis in the middle of Palm Bay. It offers canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and wildlife observation. The boardwalk is well maintained, and is elevated well above the forest floor. The entrance is adjacent to the Palm Bay Recreation Center, a...More

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Reviewed June 24, 2018

Turkey Creek is a natural park in Palm Bay, with a number of walking trails. There are multiple signs to guide you, and explain the flora and fauna.

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Reviewed May 13, 2018

This is a really beautiful area to kayak. twist and turns throughout, mild current, lots of wildlife- manatee, turtles, gators, birds. The turtles come right up to your boat. Saw a family of manatee one went right under my boat. stopped for lunch at a...More

1  Thank BarefootBayBeachbum
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Reviewed April 28, 2018

After a recharge from strolling thru this natural area, kick back in the nearby library to polish your wisdom.

1  Thank dixon757
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Reviewed April 25, 2018

I had heard about Turkey Creek Sanctuary from a lot of people. And even though we go to the library next door, I never really noticed it. It was a beautiful day, so we decided to "investigate". I am so glad we did. It was...More

Thank Karen C
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

Surprised to find this nice little nature trail in the middle of town. The park is decently maintained but the trails itself are perfect for a little excursion for maybe an hour or two. Wildlife varies but I've personally seen manatees, turtles, birds, raccoons, fish...More

1  Thank B_Finnell
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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Visited here for a family walk while vacationing in Florida - at first we worried we wouldn’t see much, but we ended up having a great time. We ended up seeing multiple lizards, 2 different types of turtles (tons of them), a water snake sleeping...More

1  Thank Nursemomtothree
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arithecat
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.
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waterquilter
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
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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
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