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Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge

Features Animals
4055 Wildlife Way, Vero Beach, FL 32963-9446
+1 772-581-5557
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Great Birding

Great place for birding, plan for walking trails be patience it will payoff with great sightings... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2016
Mike C
The 1st National Wildlife Refuge

A visit around 10 AM was not very exciting, but we saw several large birds from a distance... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2016
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“jungle trail” (20 reviews)
4055 Wildlife Way, Vero Beach, FL 32963-9446
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Reviewed 27 May 2016

Great place for birding, plan for walking trails be patience it will payoff with great sightings and pictures

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 16 May 2016

A visit around 10 AM was not very exciting, but we saw several large birds from a distance. Binoculars are a must. The walkway to the viewing tower is very easy and not too long. Suggest a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Early morning or late...More

1  Thank belkm
Reviewed 16 April 2016

We have been coming here for many years, like any wildlife refuge, sometimes you see critters other times not. This time we watched 8 white pelicans in a pond, that is the first time we have seen them here. Love the hiking trails they offer,...More

Thank cindi m
Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Despite some reviews on only seeing a few birds, we saw several. Tri colored, spoonbills, snowy egret, reddish egret and more. Natural wildlife refuges are not zoos where you are guaranteed seeing many animals and birds close up. It all depends on the season, time...More

1  Thank Mitchell K
Reviewed 5 April 2016

We visited this place on a nice day, when we wanted to be outdoors. The best part was finding the boardwalk that showed the history of national wildlife refuges in the US. This, being the oldest in the country, was the last one you came...More

Thank FagelBagel1
Reviewed 1 April 2016

This is a great location to observe many different kinds of birds including wood storks, cormorants and a variety of ducks. There is also a very nice butterfly garden. Several different trails are available, Our favorite was the centennial path that included markers for all...More

Thank Suzanne H
Reviewed 28 March 2016

A great place for nature lovers. Several trails to choose from for hiking and bird watching. Trails go through a variety of habitats, each with its unique set of plants and animals. Numbers and variety of birds vary greatly from season to season. Checking with...More

1  Thank dmc537
Reviewed 24 March 2016

I was home to take care of some family estate matters and decided to take a break. I grew up in this area in the 60s and 70s and spent time along Jungle Trail fishing and exploring. That was in the days before all the...More

Thank USCGRetired
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Pelican Island is Florida what is should be. Lovely Pelicans but many more animals from Florida and Great to visit. Everyone should bring a visit To Pelican Island

1  Thank Oldgreyfox14
Reviewed 8 March 2016

We went on the 3 mi Bird Impoundment Trail which was wide and level, an easy hike. We saw much evidence of wildlife in the form of all manner of scat, but no critters, but did see lots of birds - huge white pelican, cranes,...More

Thank Mainers
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8 February 2017|
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Response from jorgemb | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. The trail allows cars and there is a kayak launching spot with parking for several vehicles. It's towards the middle-south side of the trail. This is on the waterway side. Across the street there is a public... More
3 April 2016|
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Response from Robin M | Reviewed this property |
Looks like question is answered!