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Sights of ancient Indian activity still remain today along this very short walk.

The Timucuan Indians were the first known inhabitants of this beach and surrounding area. The very short Turtle Mound Trail takes the visitors to sights of a large two-acre shell pile. Archeologists have determined that the Indians ate large quantities of oysters somewhere between the years of 600 - 1200 A.D. It is theorized that the Timucuan Indians took higher ground during times of high tides, especially the summer and fall hurricane season. Anglers and seafood lovers will want to note that this is an excellent crabbing site. Chicken necks work well as bait. Indian artifacts may be viewed at the Canaveral Visitor Center.

Directions: From Titusville, FL, Travel to the North District of the Park, near New Smyrna Beach. Take Interstate 95 to State Road 44 (Exit 84), East on SR 44 to A1A, south on A1A, seven miles. Trailhead is located just north of the Visitor Center. Trail is well marked.

Elevation: Sea Level

Elevation Gain: Minimal

Distance: 0.2 miles

Difficulty: Easy

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Canaveral National Seashore, Florida

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