Here is a definite must-do when visiting New Smyrna Beach. You kinda need to know why are the words Turtle Mound are everywhere? They name an area where Timacuan Indians piled up empty oyster shells and refuse. The mound at one time was as high as 75 feet and resembled the shape of a turtle. It could have been used as high ground from severe weather and also as a navigational aid.
The US Parks Service has built a board walk that winds thru the site from a beach area to an observation deck. As you can see the views of New Smyrna, Ocean & River are wonderful.
Archeologists digging on Historic Turtle Mound – excavating Indian oyster shells and artifacts.
The Eldora house is a historic home that represents the town of Eldora and Orange growing community that once existed in the area during the 19th century.
- house tour
- fishing dock
- picnic area
- handicap parking
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