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Turtle Mound National Historic Site

A1A, Canaveral National Seashore, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
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Turtle release

We received an email from the Marine Discovery Center in New Smyrna Beach that several Kemp's... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Edgewater, Florida
What a cool place to walk and take in view

It's off the beaten path but what a cool place to walk and take in the view, the wooden walkway is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
South Daytona, Florida
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A1A, Canaveral National Seashore, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We received an email from the Marine Discovery Center in New Smyrna Beach that several Kemp's Ridley turtles were being released back in to the Atlantic Ocean on 6/8/17. The wife, kids, and grandkids went to the park and witnessed the release of 8 Kemp's...More

Thank Redfish68
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's off the beaten path but what a cool place to walk and take in the view, the wooden walkway is thru trees and a forest like setting, listen to the sounds of the wild,,

Thank brn2rn79
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went out on a pontoon boat with a volunteer naturalist. Unfortunately he was soft spoken, so we couldn't hear him. He tried using a microphone system, but that was broken. Wish they offered more programs there.

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent the day visiting all of the historic sites, then enjoyed a swim in the Atlantic Ocean. Restrooms are clean and available thru-out the park. Park rangers were on patrol and provide a safe visit without rowdiness. A great visit.

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Turtle Mound is part of the Canaveral National Seashore. I went there four times while I was in FL this year. The visitor center is helpful because you can get info on upcoming talks and activities. There is a wooden foot bridge up to the...More

Thank Gemz_12
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great off-the-beaten-path stop on our way home to NC from FL. I wanted our kids to get a taste for an archaeological site and the natural beauty of a national park. The views from the top of the mound are breathtaking. It's...More

Thank Bmlinville
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We travelled to the National Seashore several times a day and there is always something new to see. We especially enjoyed the wildlife that included, turtles, dolphin, pelicans, manatee and all kinds of wild birds.

1  Thank Gr8LPTA
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Turtle Mound is a national historic monument because you stand where the original, native people stood. The mound is composed of shells and other garbage that took many years to be formed. It was their lookout. Later the "settlers" took over the area because of...More

Thank Gabriella D
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Have heard of Turtle Mound for years but this was first visit. Has a good view of surrounding land and water of Mosquito Lagoon. It is a midden or shell mound. Empty shells visible all the way up the climb. Glad I can now say...More

1  Thank 32818LynMick
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

A nice drive to see the intercoastal and the ocean. It's very different. Secluded and quiet. Most of the time you can't see the water. $10 fee to get in. I'm not sure it's worth it unless you fish or hike.

Thank Linda R
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Carol B
Is there a kayak launch?
16 March 2017|
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Response from Ray34239 | Reviewed this property |
I think there was, but if my memory is correct, it was qiete a hike from the parking lot.
what is the cost
22 January 2017|
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Response from Riwist | Reviewed this property |
The Turtle Mound is part of the Canaveral National Seashore National Park. The fee, according to their newest web site, is $10 per vehicle unless you have one of the National Park Service passes listed in the other answers... More
Kim L
What time does it close
22 April 2016|
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Response from pjpowers82 | Reviewed this property |
Right now they are on summer house - 6am to 8pm Winter hours are only until 6pm because of the earlier sunset They won't kick you out right at closing, but will ask visitors to leave shortly after to avoid issues with... More