Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Merritt Island

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#1 of 32 in Wildlife in Brevard County
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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  • Best birding area we have visited. We took a sidetrip down a waterfowl hunters road and saw hundreds of birds and a few alligators. Also took the 7 mile drive and saw several wading birds. We were the...  more »
  • Been enjoying this for 13 years, opening hours vary! BUt can enjoy birds and gators , decent small museum, and tiny shop.  more »
  • Visiting Merritt Island NWR is a great way to spend a day! We found ourselves on the Florida coast on a day that wasn't the best beach day--so rather than return to our base in Orlando, we decided to ...  more »
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