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Turtle Mound

  • 7611 South Atlantic Avenue
  • New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
  • (386) 428-3384 Ext. 10

Located at Canaveral National Seashore in New Smyrna Beach, Turtle Mound is a prehistoric mound that contains 33,000 cubic yards of oyster shell on two acres and is nearly 50 feet high. Timucuan Indians are credited with its construction. The mound was used by both later Indian groups and Spanish explorers as a lookout and navigational landmark during the 18th century. It can be reached by hiking trails which lead to the top of the ancient shell midden and provide excellent views of the Atlantic Ocean. Open daily, sunrise to sunset.