Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge FL
The Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge FL got it's beginnings in 1962 when NASA purchased the 140,000 acres in which to build the Kennedy Space Center. By 1963 NASA had found that it would not be needing most of the land and so the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service agreed to establish the refuge. Today the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge FL is managed by the Department of Interior and provides a home to more than 1500 species of plants and animals as well as 15 federally listed species.
The refuge is open from sunrise to sunset daily.
The Visitor Information Center
November 1 - March 31 8 am - 4 pm
April 1 - October 31 Monday through Saturday 9 am to 4 pm.
Visitor Center is closed most federal holidays
Cost $10/car - 1 time visit
Annual Pass $25
Payments can be made at the visitor center during business hours or at the self pay stations with exact change only.
The Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge FL does not accept debit or credit they are cash or check only.