Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
At the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, there is an abundance of nature and wildlife to observe. Over 500 species of wildlife and more than 140 species of freshwater and saltwater fish have called the refuge home. Additionally, the refuge is a popular place for birdwatching and to date 358 species have been identified here. The visitor information center is a great place to start your visit and find answers to your questions; and it's where exhibits, movies, water and restrooms are available. Black Point Wildlife Drive is a 7-mile, self-guided automobile tour where you will have a chance to see birds, alligators and other wildlife. Buses and vehicles over 29 feet and 2.5 tons are prohibited on Black Point Wildlife Drive, and there is a $10 fee per vehicle (cash only). Plus, the refuge is a great place for saltwater anglers, and there are six hiking trails just waiting for you to discover.