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Merritt Island Nat'l Wildlife Refuge

State Road 402, Titusville, Florida 32782 USA

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Free to Visit
Open Now
Fri 9a-4p
  • Independent
  • Not Wheelchair
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  • Public
    Restrooms
  • Outdoor
    Seating
  • No Wifi
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“140,000 acres of various habitats”

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1963 as an overlay of NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center. Consisting of 140,000 acres, the Refuge provides a wide variety of habitats: coastal dunes, saltwater estuaries and marshes, freshwater impoundments, scrub, pine flatwoods, and hardwood hammocks provide habitat for more than 1,500 species of plants and animals. The objectives of MINWR are to provide habitat for migratory birds, to protect endangered and threatened species, to provide habitat for natural wildlife diversity, and to provide opportunities for environmental education, interpretation, and compatible wildlife-oriented recreation. In addition, as part of a complex, MINWR administers Lake Wales Ridge and St. John's National Wildlife Refuges.

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Reviewed by
Victoria

  • Photographer
  • 49 Reviews
  • 35 Helpful
September 13, 2014
Rated 5.0

Lots a wildlife and LOTS of birds.

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St.Nick

  • 14 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
April 01, 2016
Rated 5.0

A must! Taking the drive and see the wildlife up close. We saw ten gators right out the window

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Merritt Island Nat'l Wildlife Refuge

State Road 402
Titusville, Florida
32782 USA

Hours

Open now until 4:00 pm
  • Mon - Sat: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Outdoor Seating
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