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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  • we came here sunday morning around 10am, visitor center is closed. we drive to black point wildlife drive, put 10$ in envelope in the entrance. it's very cloudy & windy in the beginning. we saw some b...  more »
  • Awesome place miles of trails and wildlife drove down to the river to watch the manatees great place to take the entire family  more »

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