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Turtle Mound National Historic Site

A1a, Canaveral National Seashore, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
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Great views

This was a great off-the-beaten-path stop on our way home to NC from FL. I wanted our kids to get... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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A must see!

We travelled to the National Seashore several times a day and there is always something new to see... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Chesapeake, Virginia
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A1a, Canaveral National Seashore, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
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Reviewed 18 May 2017 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

2  Thank Bmlinville
Reviewed 18 May 2017

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

1  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

3  Thank 32818LynMick
Reviewed 8 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.

1  Thank Linda R
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We always take visitors here for this short but very interesting hike up a boardwalk over the old Indian mound. From the top you can see the river on one side and the undeveloped ocean on the other for a stunning view. You can take...More

1  Thank David1827
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Great Place to go and visit. We paid $10 for the car and passengers but could also have bought a National Park Pass. Great views and easy drive.

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Turtle Mound is just one of the highlights on this great National Seashore. There are miles of great beaches, the Castle Windy trail and great scenery. Thank goodness that someone had the foresight to save this great treasure. Otherwise it would look like New Smyrna...More

Thank Roger F
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Take the path to the left and you will find a picnic table on the edge of the Indian river. Bring a lunch. Watch for dolphins.

Thank jperreau
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
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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