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“where's the wildlife??”

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
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Owner description: This wildlife conservation park is home to more endangered species than anywhere else in America.
Reviewed December 3, 2012

walked through several (too short) walking trails, and only saw some spiders and salamanders. the highlight was a turtle crossing the highway. tip: never ever go near mosquito-lake, they are immune to DEET and we were eaten alive by those $%*)%##. The figure 8 loop was the best trail. the car trail was boring, except if you are a bird-lover (normally it costs money).

2  Thank Kevintje80
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

Drove down the Black Point Drive for the first time and it was a treat. Many migrating birds to picture and we did. The drive is approximately 7 miles long and no telling what you'll see along the way. TIP: when you do walk, be careful because this is a widlife area and there are snakes.

Thank maggie068
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

i can't stay away from the refuge. in fact, i moved from new england to merritt island because of black point wildlife drive and some of the other natural areas in the refuge and the canaveral seashore. i spend at least eight hours whenever i visit, taking pix and walking around. don't miss the manatees at haulover canal, and take a cruise along biolab road.

Thank Rusty C
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

Visited here this afternoon, it was worth the drive. It's pretty close to The Nasa facilities and is a huge area of protected wildlife, including Birds, water fowl, Alligators, Manatees etc. We did the "Black point wildlife drive", it's a 7 mile one way narrow road that takes you around an area that has lots of birds and water fowl mostly, we got to see an Alligator sunning itself and a couple of bald eagles!! Not really much for kids to do, so unless they are really into birds, leave them with the sitter! No where to buy food/snax etc either, it's a shame really because that is why we ended up leaving so soon, we were hungry and had to leave to get food.

1  Thank KimandJayAxberg
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Reviewed November 16, 2012 via mobile

We drove through the wildlife refuge and had a great time. We saw several alligators and a lot of different birds. There are several hiking trails and observation decks available. There is a manatee viewing area but we didnt see any today. Definitely worth the drive out there.

Thank Kelli W
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