Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Merritt Island

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Must see · Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
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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  • 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...  more »
  • Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge is an amazing area just outside of Titusville, Florida. There are great hiking trails as well as the Black Point Wildlife Drive which is easy for everyone. The....  more »

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