This tiny, 73-acre preserve is located in the heart of Palm Bay and
protects a variety of habitats along Turkey Creek, which trickles
into Indian River. Hardwood hammock, sand pine scrub, and wet
hardwood forest are the main natural communities. There are
boardwalks and a new nature center.
This is a good place to view alligators, fish, and an occasional
river otter or manatee. Gopher tortoises and endangered indigo
snakes have made their homes in the sandy soil of the sand pine
scrub. Rufous-sided towhees, blue jays, cardinals, pileated
woodpeckers, raccoons, and gray squirrels are year-round
City of Palm Bay, Florida Audubon Society, and Brevard County
From Palm Bay, take Interstate 95 to Palm Bay Road (exit
70A). Drive east to Babcock Street, go south to Port Malabar
Road. Drive east one mile to the turn for Turkey Creek
Sanctuary and the Palm Bay Library.
Central Florida Wildlife Sites