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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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We rented a house very near the entrance to the National Park and had National Parks Senior Passes... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2017
Philip W
Leesport, Pennsylvania
I love nature

This is a pleasant nature walk. this is for those who like to see a little of the natural... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2017
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A1a, Canaveral National Seashore, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
+1 321-267-1110
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Reviewed 24 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 16 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
Reviewed 15 February 2017

My husband & I enjoyed the quiet, peaceful areas of the park. The only regret we had is that there is not enough parking at the last 4 areas so we were not able to get out and explore and see the southern parts of...More

Thank lb4goods
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I love to take my kids here in the summer. So much fun! And so much history. It is a great place, if you have never ben you should check it out.

Thank Glynis N
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I cycle here quite a bit. There are some attractions there to check out. You can launch your boat or fish from the shore

Thank Beverly B
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The turtle mound is the historic attraction in the area. The information center is nearby. Native Americans once inhabited the area and left behind some artifacts in the mound.I visit the park every winter when I am here.

Thank Tom L
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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