Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Merritt Island

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At Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, observe the habitats of more than 500 species of land and marine animals living in this protected region along the Atlantic Ocean. This refuge is home to more than 1,000 species of plants and 21 endangered animals. Watch for alligators, manatees, bald eagles, and the Florida panther. Hike, drive, or boat through accessible areas of the park, and be sure to stop by the observation deck for a wider view of your surroundings. The southern part of the refuge is shared with the Kennedy Space Center, which was built in the 1960s. Despite this overlap, much of the 56,656 hectare (140,000 acre) refuge is available for your exploration. You can plan Merritt Island trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • Spent a few hours at the beach and then drove the roads looking for wildlife and got pics of big gators and several gopher tortoises. Facilities are basic and make sure you bring your own chairs and.....  more »
  • We walked both sides of Boardwalk at Visitors Center, just beautiful. We drove one of the trails, and saw so many beautiful Birds with brilliant colors. So many Ducks with gorgeous colors, and...  more »

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