Canaveral National Seashore Irma Recovery Information
November 21, 2017: Boardwalk number 5 and 11 in Playalinda Beach is closed for repair. The Eddy Creek fishing dock is closed for repair.
November, 2017 at Playalinda
WEDNESDAY 29TH - 9:30 AM — "BEACH CLEAN-UP"
Help keep the seashore pristine. Trash bags are provided. Bring water, sunscreen and gloves.
Meet at parking area #8. (1 hour)
December 2017 at Playalinda
TUESDAY 5TH, 12TH & 19TH - 9:00 AM — "GET MOVING AT THE SEASHORE"
Join us for a morning walk. Walk the challenging boardwalks and the beach for enjoyment and post-holiday exercise. Bring water, sunscreen and your walking shoes.
Meet at parking area three. (45-60 minutes)
THURSDAY 7TH & 28TH - 10:00 AM — "SHORELINE SEASHELL HUNT"
Search for that seashell or sea bean treasure with a ranger. Explore the seashore beach rack line for treasures. Bring water and sunscreen.
Meet at parking area four. (1 hour)
THURSDAY 14TH, 21ST & 28TH - 1:00 PM — "PADDLE THE LAGOON"
Join a ranger as you explore this rich and diverse estuary of national significance. Some experience is required. You must be at least 10 years old and able to paddle/swim. Bring water, sunscreen, & sturdy water shoes. Dress to get wet. Individuals with their own kayaks or canoes are welcome. Reservations begin: one week in advance. Call (321) 403-9334, to reserve a spot and kayak if needed (LIMITED KAYAK AVAILABILITY).
Reserve a spot and meet at the Eddy Creek boat ramp. (2 hours)
SATURDAY 16TH - 10:00 AM — "SEMINOLE REST WALK"
Enjoy a stroll with a ranger. Walk for fun and exercise. Discover the diversity and beauty of the various plants, animals and pollinators inhabiting Seminole Rest. Bring your camera if you wish. Bring water, sunscreen and repellant.
Meet at the Seminole Rest parking area (210 River Rd., Oak Hill). (45 minutes)
The national seashore and the wildlife refuge, located midway on Florida's east coast between Daytona Beach and Melbourne, are accessible via U.S. 1, I-95, and Fla 528 (Beach Line Expressway).
• Playalinda Beach in Titusville, is on Fla 406/402. Playalinda Beach is reached via Fla 402 (also known as Beach Road). From I-95, for the south district (Playalinda), the exit number from I-95 is 220. Go east & follow the signs. (Playalinda Beach Entrance Station: 28.6450, -80.6834)
• Eddie Creek is between Parking Areas 7 and 8.
• Vista 1 is 1/4 mile east of Entrance Station. Look for parking lot on left (north) with a sign "V - 1."
• *Seminole Rest (28.8692, -80.8376) is located in the town of Oak Hill, Florida. Follow US 1 north to the city of Oak Hill and turn right on Halifax Road, go about one mile and Seminole Rest parking lot will be on your right hand side. US 1 South to the City of Oak Hill and turn left on Halifax road, go about one mile and Seminole Rest parking lot will be on the right hand side of the road. The Seminole Rest Eastern National Gift Shop and Book Store is typically open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. The phone number is (386) 428-3384 ext.0. We recommend you call ahead to verify the operating hours on the day you will be visiting.
PURCHASING PARK PASSES
Park passes may be purchased at our entrance stations. Apollo Beach entrance station is located in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Playalinda Beach entrance station is located near Titusville, Florida (Latitude: 28.645167, Longitude: -80.68325). Please call the Apollo Beach visitor center for directions (386) 428-3384 ext. 0. Passes are not available at Park Headquarters.
Canaveral National Seashore/Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge Fee Increase
Beginning January 1, 2017 vehicle entrance fees will increase for both seashore and refuge from $5 per vehicle to $10 per vehicle. The Canaveral/Merritt Island Annual Pass will increase from $35 to $40 per calendar year. Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge (only) Annual Pass will increase from $15 to $25. Visitors with a Refuge only pass or a Federal Duck Hunting Pass may upgrade to include the seashore for $15.
PLEASE NOTE: all programs are subject to cancellation and/or rescheduling due to staff limitations, weather conditions, or other factors. Some programs require reservations, a minimum age, or a cost recovery fee. Call 321-403-9334 for program information during operating hours (9:00a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). Visit our website at www.nps.gov/cana. Entrance fees apply to all interpretive program participants. All programs meet the requirements for the Canaveral National Seashore Junior Ranger Progra
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