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Black Point Wildlife Drive

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Hwy 406, Merritt Island, FL
1800344
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Nice Natural scenery

If you take this drive, go very slowly in order to see the birds and scenery. We were disappointed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
FamilyVacation3151
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Springfield, Illinois
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It takes luck!

I have been on the drive where I couldn’t capture everything that was going on and other times when... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
niteowljune
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Huntersville, North Carolina
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Hwy 406, Merritt Island, FL
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1800344
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"wildlife drive"
in 21 reviews
"take your time"
in 14 reviews
"roseate spoonbills"
in 15 reviews
"wood storks"
in 6 reviews
"sand road"
in 3 reviews
"great shots"
in 3 reviews
"own pace"
in 5 reviews
"enjoy nature"
in 7 reviews
"honor system"
in 6 reviews
"the loop"
in 7 reviews
"wild boar"
in 8 reviews
"seven mile"
in 5 reviews
"great birding"
in 5 reviews
"annual pass"
in 3 reviews
"amazing birds"
in 3 reviews
"speed limit"
in 3 reviews
"take pictures"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you take this drive, go very slowly in order to see the birds and scenery. We were disappointed that some of the viewing stands were closed, for no apparent reason. This drive is not worth the entry fee unless you are going to the...More

2  Thank FamilyVacation3151
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

I have been on the drive where I couldn’t capture everything that was going on and other times when you drive through and see a duck. It’s the time of year, the time of day and otherwise luck! It’s beautiful in the late winter/spring time....More

Thank niteowljune
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

Since our last visit in February the waters on this trail were certainly a lot higher giving the incoming birds more opportunity for feeding but there were still not a lot about. Egrets, a couple of spoonbills, heron, a few duck, cormorants and moorhens plus...More

Thank Dennis P
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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

There is always something to see if you open your eyes! If the wildlife is sparse there are all kinds of lovely wildflowers, bugs, and butterflies. We love our adventures at blackpoint!

Thank Kathy D
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Waste of time 578663778 after reading all the reviews we decided to go there , the add says lots of different animal ,butterfly, birds and more but guess what not even one animal around just water bushes and couple birds , there is more birds...More

2  Thank Galo S
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Our family comes here every year to see amazing wildlife like alligators, birds of all sorts, wild boars, etc. In 10 years of coming here, we've seen alligators every time, Take your time, stop often and take lots of pictures. It's a beautiful place to...More

1  Thank Anthony R
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

The Alligators, Birds, and general wildlife are worth the ten dollar fee. If you drive slow, you should see alot of wildlife. the road is open until sunset, after the visitor center closes. Their is a guide at the fee station at the entrance for...More

Thank Zephyr_Travel
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

We really enjoyed taking our time exploring as we drove along this road. There were plenty of places to stop and observe wildlife. We saw many types of herons, cranes, geese and ducks. We also saw Alligators! We loved being able to park and get...More

Thank Deb M
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Highlighted by Spoonbills, Wood Storks, Egrets and more, with a few gators here and there! The close to seven mile drive was again a pleasure!

Thank david o
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

If you like birds and Florida wildlife, you will love Black Point Drive. It is 7 miles of one-way, sand road with ample places to pass. During the winter months 1000s of birds call this area home, and you can spend a half day enjoying...More

Thank jbwMarietta
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Kristen P
3 April 2018|
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Response from heidibyogi | Reviewed this property |
The earlier the better for bird watching - although we have been midday and still saw great birds- just not as many.
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Marta V
10 January 2018|
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Response from Indiana2018 | Reviewed this property |
I did it in a mini van. wasn't all that bad. plus everyone goes really slow. shouldn't be a problem at all. don't remember many pot holes.
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