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  • Turkey Creek Sanctuary

    Turkey Creek Sanctuary
    1. Address:1518 Port Malabar Blvd NE 32905
      Palm Bay, FL 32905
    2. Phone:(321) 676-6690
    1. Benches
    2. Bike / Hike / Jogging Trails
    3. Butterfly Garden
    4. Education Center
    5. Fitness Trail
    6. Gazebo
    7. Kayak/Canoe Launch
    8. Located on Turkey Creek
    9. Mature Shade Trees
    10. Memorial Area
    11. Nature Study / Trails
    12. Parking
    13. Pavilion
    14. Picnic Tables
    15. Restrooms
    16. Water Fountain
As part of the Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands (EEL) program and the East Florida section of the Great Florida Birding Trail, Turkey Creek Sanctuary is 130 acres of wonder, biodiversity and natural resources. 

Established in 1981, the Sanctuary offers a 1.85 mile boardwalk passing through hydric (wet) hammock, mesic (moist) hammock, and sand pine scrub communities, and 1.5 miles of jogging trails through native forest, both excellent for viewing a multitude of wild life.  Within the Sanctuary, there is also a 1 mile mountain bike trail with a direct connection to an additional 8 miles.  As well as walking, jogging and biking, the Sanctuary can also be accessed by canoe or kayak. 


The on-site Margaret Hames Nature Center, opened in 1992, offers interpretive exhibits, and environmental education programs, including nature day camps, tours, nature library and gift store. 

You'll enjoy seeing manatees, alligators and Florida cooters (turtles) in the creek, and you might see an otter or a gar fish. Birds abound in the old pine canopy, including ospreys and owls.

The Sanctuary is ADA Accessible. 

The Park is open from 7am till sunset or when posted. Admission is free. No smoking in the park, please don't litter or feed the wildlife.

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