Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

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Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
4.5
00:00 - 23:59
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
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This wildlife conservation park is home to more endangered species than anywhere else in America.
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RICART75
Peru, IN1,507 contributions
Engaging....
May 2021 • Couples
When we visited the Refuge (May), the visitor center was closed; and being mid-week, there were no volunteers on site.
The visitor center did have a comfortable boardwalk to traverse; with informative plaques and interesting views along the way.
We also drove along the Black Point Wildlife Drive; which offers an engaging way to immerse oneself in the area's natural environment.
All and all; a great option to enjoy a look at the non-commercial side of Florida.
Written 8 August 2021
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JenniferG
45 contributions
Exploring Florida manatee observation deck
Jul 2021 • Family
We drove through the wildlife drive and didn’t see one alligator, which was a bummer. But we did also go to the manatee viewing dock and that was nice. Saw 3 manatee while there.
Written 22 July 2021
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MarxB
8 contributions
Great Visit
Apr 2021
This was a great stop. Loving the outdoors it was great to see so much preserved land. We drove the Black Point Wildlife drive and saw many different birds
Written 5 May 2021
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HappyExplorer33
Tampa, FL31 contributions
A nice Get- Away day
Apr 2021
Spent a day on Merritt Island, very quiet, lots of wild areas with gravel roads here and there and some boat launch areas. Did a kayak tour so didn't have time to drive and see all of the island and disappointed that the Manatee viewing area was closed. Would like to go back again and spend more time exploring though.............saw a wild boar crossing the road, armadillo, manatee, and some birds.
Written 11 April 2021
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_JayT_Travels
Minneapolis, MN19 contributions
Birds! Birds! Birds!
May 2020
A wonderful, accessible option for bird watching. It has a great driving loop with pull off areas that you can sit to watch birds. I think this is a great option for anyone who is not able to physically walk to still enjoy the outdoors.
Written 1 April 2021
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Radrev
Winter Park, FL453 contributions
Nice to Visit
Mar 2021
This is a nice escape from the city life. Takes you back to a quieter time. Beware heat and mosquitos in the summer months. Otherwise a real nice place to visit.
Written 16 March 2021
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avilladawn
Avilla, IN202 contributions
Gators Galore!
Dec 2020
We thoroughly enjoyed our meandering drive through the refuge on a sunny afternoon in late December. It's thrilling to see alligators "in the wild," peacefully sunny themselves at water's edge. We saw so many that we lost count! We also observed two armadillos and countless birds including beautiful pink spoonbills.
Written 6 January 2021
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Sunseekergirl77
Moorhead, MN840 contributions
Don't miss this!
Jun 2020
I should preface this by saying, we love nature drives, even if it is something that we have seen before. This short nature drive did not disappoint. Beautiful setting, lots of birds and gators and a gator walking across the road in front of us was kind of fun. We were able to use our NP pass to get in, which was a double bonus!
Written 1 November 2020
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Scubachick59
Nazareth, PA116 contributions
Just went for a short visit
Oct 2020
Just went for a short visit and walked one of the trails. Information building is closed due to covid. Can't wait to go back with my husband and explore much more. It really is beautiful and serene.
Written 20 October 2020
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Jamie D
Wauchula, FL17 contributions
Peaceful Drive with Birds & Alligators
Aug 2020 • Family
Very peaceful drive with lots of nature everywhere. Birds, alligators, and true Florida nature everywhere.

WARNING: Address can be tricky to find. Had to go to Facebook to find the exact address. Maps app was incorrect.
Written 6 August 2020
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