Turkey Creek Sanctuary

Acquired and managed by the City of Palm Bay, the Audubon Society, and the EEL Program, a boardwalk nature trail, and jogging trails wind through the 130-acre sanctuary. The boardwalk trail passes through hydric (wet) hammock, mesic (moist) hammock, and sand pine scrub communities, and much of it overlooks Turkey Creek. The sanctuary can also be accessed by canoe or kayak. The Margaret Hames Nature Center provides interpretive exhibits, a gift shop, and restrooms.

Acquired and managed in partnership with the City of Palm Bay

Margaret Hames Nature Center Entrance
Trail through brush and palm fronds
Welcome to Turkey Creek sign and trail
Board Walk through wooded area
Paved Path through wooded area
Jogging and Exercise Trail




Canoe / Kayak

Nature Center


Wildlife Viewing

Do's & Don'ts

  • Alcoholic beverages in designated areas only
  • Service animals only
  • All Plants and Animals are protected; do not remove
  • No bikes
  • Other restrictions as posted