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Turtle Mound National Historic Site

A1a, Canaveral National Seashore, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
+1 321-267-1110
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Gorgeous part of the Canaveral National Seashore

We go here a lot, either with the dog, or to paddleboard. It is a really special and not heavily... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Laura W
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Enjoyable travel

Make sure you have your Senior Park Pass. Come often. This is a wonderful drive. We go in the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Adamsbirney
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East Lansing, Michigan
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“oyster shells” (14 reviews)
“visitor center” (14 reviews)
“mosquito lagoon” (16 reviews)
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A1a, Canaveral National Seashore, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
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"oyster shells"
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"visitor center"
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"wooden walkway"
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"native americans"
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"cape canaveral"
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"national park pass"
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"inland waterway"
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"beautiful place to visit"
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"bring bug spray"
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"early florida"
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"worth the trip"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"nice boardwalk"
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"picnic area"
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"the indian river"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go here a lot, either with the dog, or to paddleboard. It is a really special and not heavily traveled paart of the National Seashore. Always lots of parking and it stays clean, people seem to respect this park, thankfully.

Thank Laura W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make sure you have your Senior Park Pass. Come often. This is a wonderful drive. We go in the early morning and walk the beach from the point. Lots of good shells and totally different crushed shell sand from the white sand of New Smyrna....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here and enjoyed the beach, and the visitors centre - there is a lot to learn about the wildlife and nature that exists at the site. We saw armadillos walking around the park and lots of herons.

Thank ideal21
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Great historic native american site of a shell collection site turned into a mound, outlook post, and landmark. On the north side of the entrance to the seashore is the access parking to the site. It is a mile or two before you get the...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

The park is a great place to visit! The beaches are nice and the access is easy to get too. We enjoyed going to see the park.

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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Loved our visit to the National Park, very clean and just what we were looking for...beauty, nature, information, hiking. Enjoyed our walk around Turtle Mound, enjoyed listened by our phone the info that was available. Enjoyed the movie at the visitor center and at the...More

Thank Frank R
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

The Turtle Mound National Historic Site is about eight miles south of the South Causeway bridge on State Road A1A in New Smyrna Beach. It is a pre-historic archaeological area in Canaveral National Seashore. It is 35 feet above the Mosquito Lagoon and is the...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Visited this park to take a break from playing golf. We enjoyed walking the trails, although there really is not much to see. Visited around noon on a Tuesday in late February, and while there wasn't much traffic, there were few parking spaces available at...More

Thank Swilcan
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

An impromptu trip to the Turtle Mound Historic site was a good one on the whole. A little under two hours' drive from Jacksonville, the beach is fantastic. It isn't very crowded and a $10 entry free to the site may be a contributory factor!...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

$10 charge for a car but worth it if you want to enjoy a beautiful, quiet shell covered beach. Will visit again!

Thank Robin W
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StevenMcIntireAllen
14 April 2018|
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Response from joy12Blairsville_GA | Reviewed this property |
On the National Park Service web site for Canaveral National Seashore Florida the hours are stated under the heading "All Park - Canaveral Seashore" - Standard hours quoted are 6 AM - 8 PM with the Apollo Visitor Center open... More
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2 March 2018|
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Response from Robin W | Reviewed this property |
I did not watch a launch from here but I assume you can.
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Carol B
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.
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