Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge is an important U.S. National Wildlife Refuge on the Atlantic coast of Florida. It is also a 'gateway site' for the Great Florida Birding Trail. Established in 1963 as an overlay of NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center, the Refuge consists of 140,000 acres providing a habitat for more than 1,500 species of plants and animals.
Recreational opportunities are offered at the Refuge from manatee and bird watching, to fishing and hunting. The Visitor Information Center located 4 miles east of Titusville, Florida, is a great place to start your visit.
-Black Point Wildlife Drive
-Manatee Observation Deck