Turnbull Creek (South) Aerial

Turnbull Creek can be found just North of the Brevard County line in Volusia County on US-1 between Scottsmoore and the Town of Oak Hill. Heading south on US-1 you will pass the merge between SR-3 and US-1, then cross a bridge over a railroad track. Just south of the bridge the highway crosses Turnbull Creek on a level bridge. It is fairly easy to miss until you're right on top of it, so slow down real soon after the railroad bridge. Here is where you put in. From the South, you will see the railroad bridge before you see the bridge over the creek soon after entering Volusia County. If you cross the raised bridge over the railroad tracks you have gone about half a mile to a mile too far. After putting in at the US 1 Bridge, you have two choices, into the swamp (North) or towards the Lagoon (South). From US 1 south, the current slows, and the creek widens, and the habitat is definitely becoming salt marsh. This is a birdwatchers paradise! White Pelicans, Egrets, Herons, and other waterbirds are in abundance. This is one of the last truly pristine salt marshes left in the entire Indian River Lagoon system unaltered by man. This is a very relaxing paddle and a chance to experience one of the lagoon system's most unique habitats. In this photo the US-1 Launch site is near the upper left hand corner while the Indian River lagoon is near the lower right.