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Turtle Mound National Historic Site

A1A, Canaveral National Seashore, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
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Family Vacation Had Fun

It has changed in the last 15 years a lot of people but still fun and love seeing how it has... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Kathy E
Nice natural area

Visited while in the National park.... Nice casual walk... Pretty setting and very informative... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Port Orange, Florida
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A1A, Canaveral National Seashore, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

It has changed in the last 15 years a lot of people but still fun and love seeing how it has grown good place to go for a walk and see the view and get your feet in the sand my boys grew up fishing...More

Thank Kathy E
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Visited while in the National park.... Nice casual walk... Pretty setting and very informative... Take your time..

Thank garyamorgan
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Traffic was bad news getting out to the destination due to road construction on the main road to the park, but once you got through the gate , the beach was fantastic! At low tide a person could walk for 15+ miles along a deserted...More

Thank Ray34239
Reviewed 28 February 2017

It's possible to get the sense of the park from the car (thirty minutes tops) but you'll get a better appreciation if you get out and walk the shore (one hour should do it). This place is mostly for people who like nature and history....More

Thank phaser90
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We rented a house very near the entrance to the National Park and had National Parks Senior Passes so we visited almost every day we were there. It is great for biking, exploring, fishing and a variety of activities. The beach is outstanding. It's totally...More

Thank Philip W
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This is a pleasant nature walk. this is for those who like to see a little of the natural environment with a little history. this is not a serious hike or long outing. Just a nice leisurely walk. Stop and watch the butterflies, look at...More

Thank R W
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Lovely area to walk,bike and visit. Lovely walkways and beautiful views. The history of the mound is very interesting. The Canaveral Seashore Park is well worth the visit!!!

Thank Sarah K
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Turtle Mound is a historic mound built by the Timucuan Indians some 500 years ago as they piled up oyster shells into a mound/hill after eating the oysters. It is about 60 feet in elevation and provides a wonderful view of the area - the...More

Thank kenjane18
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Canaveral National Seashore is simply beautiful. Very few people on the beach. A well hidden secret. We went through various different areas of the park and spent the afternoon on the beach. We loved it so much that we went back a few days later...More

Thank Tlewis2015
Reviewed 16 February 2017

You can visit the middens in just a few minutes. Interesting to read about how and where the Timucuan lived for thousands of years.

Thank Ann G
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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