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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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Not much of a shell mound anymore

Not much of a shell mound anymore. More of a vine mound. You can see shell in some spots but not... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rheanon S
Geneva, Florida
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First the people who greet you at the gate are friendly and helpful! First area has more staff to... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
South Daytona, Florida
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  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“oyster shells” (14 reviews)
“mosquito lagoon” (15 reviews)
“visitor center” (12 reviews)
A1a, Canaveral National Seashore, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
+1 321-267-1110
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not much of a shell mound anymore. More of a vine mound. You can see shell in some spots but not very good. Definitely need vine removal. Boardwalks are nice, but don't recommend seeing Turtle mound. The beach is awesome though.

Thank Rheanon S
Reviewed 28 October 2017

First the people who greet you at the gate are friendly and helpful! First area has more staff to answer questions, bathrooms, largest parking lot. As you continue driving and get to more stops. Note these parking lots have fewer parking spaces so first come,...More

Thank FreqTrav704
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Love this park. It not only has unspoiled beaches for miles but it also has a indian mound, historic Eldora Home and miles of trails. If you like to fish there are many location to fish river shore, river dock, or surf fishing. It is...More

1  Thank johneL2766HZ
Reviewed 2 October 2017

It was a lovely place full of history and beauty. We walked around the well built walk ways, although some had sustained damage. We were trying to see manatees but we did nit here.

Thank Hercules14
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Turtle Mound is located inside the Northern portion of The Canaveral National Seashore, A National Park. It is one of several sites of interest in the park. The trail is a wooden walkway which winds up the mound. It is short, but depending upon the...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This is a really beautiful, natural park. It's enormous. You will need your car. Lots of trails to walk. A good information center. Be sure to visit the little lake full of manatee!

Thank Cere C
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Great Nat'l Park to visit. The Turtle Mound is a great place to start as the view is magnificent. You're only 50 feet high but every thing around is sea level, views include pelicans flying at eye level and dolphins jumping below. Amazing to think...More

Thank Jim T
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Only reason I am not giving excellent rating is we went to the visitor center which is very nice, had an informative video about the park, but I asked the lady at desk which parking spot was best to go to the beach, she said...More

1  Thank 3kiddosfromGA
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

A quiet place to look at the views and imagine the past. The mosquitos are plentiful so spray down. Platforms take you through the natural preserve along the waterway.

Thank Alisa D
Reviewed 18 June 2017

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

1  Thank Redfish68
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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.
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
21 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