Headquarters: 212 S. Washington Ave., Titusville, FL 32796 -- (321) 267-1110
Information Center: 7611 South Atlantic Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 -- (386) 428-3384
Southeast Region Coastal Species of Concern Predation Management Plan and Programmatic Environmental Assessment
Your opportunity to learn about & express your concerns about predation of threatened species.
THURSDAY, 4TH & 18TH – 10:00 AM — "MANATEE VIEWING"
Observe manatee in their natural environment and learn about their unique characteristics from park staff.
Meet at Eddy Creek. (1 hour)
FRIDAY, 12TH & 26TH – 9:00 AM — "WILDLIFE PHOTO WALK"
Explore the seashore through the view finder. Discover the diversity and beauty of the various plants and animals within the seashore. Bring your camera, water, sunscreen and repellent.
Meet at vista 3. (1 hour)
FRIDAY, 19TH – 10:00 AM — "PLAYALINDA BEACH CLEAN-UP"
Join a ranger and help keep our shorelines trash free. Bring gloves, water and sunscreen. Trash bags provided.
Meet at parking area #3. (1 hour)
WEDNESDAY, 24TH – 10:00 AM — "SHORELINE SEASHELL HUNT"
Search for that seashell or sea bean with a ranger. Explore the beach wrack line for treasure. Bring water and sunscreen.
Meet at parking area #1. (1 hour)
THURSDAY, 25TH – 10:00 AM — "PADDLE THE LAGOON"
Some experience is required and be at least 10 years old and able to paddle and swim. Bring water, sunscreen, & sturdy water shoes. Dress to get wet. Reservations begin: one week in advance. There is no charge for program, please bring your ownĘkayak. We have limited number to reserve at $25. 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)
WEDNESDAY, 31ST – 10:00 AM — "SEMINOLE REST WALK"
Tour the grounds and explore the haunts from the past and present cultures.
Meet at the parking lot. (1 hour)
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."
The Playalinda Ranger Station is located to the right (south) of the entrance gate. 28.644657, -80.683346 .
• Seminole Rest (28.8692, -80.8376) - is located east of US-1 in Oak Hill on River Road. In Oak Hill, turn east onto Halifax Avenue, which is located by the flashing caution light on US-1. Take Halifax Avenue east to River Road. Turn north on River Road. Seminole Rest is two tenths of a mile on the east side of River Road.
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 or 386-428-3384 ext. 0 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 Program.
USA TODAY -- July 8, 2013
10 uncrowded Atlantic beaches for summer
Playalinda Beach, Florida
"Florida's beaches have a well-deserved reputation for being some of the most beautiful in the world, and that means they can get mighty crowded with summer vacation begins. Playalinda, or Pretty Beach, is located on the Canaveral National Seashore just outside of Titusville."
"JUNIOR RANGER PROGRAM"Click here for information on the Jr. Ranger Program
Click here for programs at Apollo Beach (North Area)
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