Turtle Mound, Cape Canaveral National Seashore

Imagine climbing up 50′ of ancient oyster shells!  Turtle Mound,  located in the Cape Canaveral National Seashore  features a newly constructed boardwalk that takes you to the highest elevation on the island of  New Smyrna Beach. This national park features the largest ancient shell midden in the Unites States and extends 600′ along the Indian River shoreline. The views from Turtle Mound are spectacular! You will enjoy  panoramic  views  of  the Atlantic Ocean, Merritt Island,  Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon from the peak of the mound.  Dating from prehistoric times, Turtle Mound is visible for miles offshore and offers splendid views of  the natural river  estuaries where native Timucuan Indian tribes would launch dugout canoes from the mound base. The cost is $3.00 per person for entry into Cape Canaveral National Seashore and families will also enjoy the beautiful quiet natural beach  area for sunbathing, picnicing  and nature walks. We live in Orlando, Florida and enjoy Cape Canaveral National Seashore as a day trip. If you aren’t lucky enough to live here, book your next Florida vacation now and join the fun!

 

 

Turtle Mound Boardwalk Entrance

Walkway up Turtle Mound

Ancient Timucuan Shell Midden Turtle Mound Canaveral National Seashore

Atlantic Ocean & Mosquito Lagoon View from Turtle Mound, Canaveral National Seashore

Elevated View of Turtle Mound Boardwalk Cape Canaveral National Seashore

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