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Maritime Hammock Sanctuary, Brevard County EEL Program

Maritime Hammock Sanctuary

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Maritime Hammock Sanctuary Brevard County EEL ProgramThe Maritime Hammock Sanctuary is in the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge west of A1A on the barrier island. This 150-acre sanctuary features a hiking trail with 2 bridges, boardwalk over wetland areas, and an observation deck over a marsh pond. Visitors experience a variety of protected barrier island habitats: coastal strand, maritime hammock, and mangrove forests. A portion of this sanctuary was once the site of an exotic plant nursery. Many of the nonnative plants that were grown at the nursery, such as Madagascar periwinkle and asparagus fern have escaped into the hammock. An intensive nonnative invasive plant removal project is underway.

Acquired in partnership with the State of Florida.

Size: 150acres

Habitats: Coastal strand, maritime hammock, hydric hammock, and mangrove forest

Wildlife: Roseate spoonbill, osprey, screech owl, wading birds, migratory birds, bobcat, raccoon, otter, gopher tortoise, alligator, giant land crab, and dolphin in the Indian River Lagoon

ADA Access: Advance notice needed for special accommodations

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Maritime Hammock Sanctuary

South Beaches Management Region
Land Manager: Ray Mojica
Phone: 321-723-3556

6200 S Highway A1A

Melbourne Beach, FL 32951

October - April: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
May - September: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

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