November, 2018 at Playalinda
THURSDAY, 15TH – 10:00 AM — "BIOLAB NATURE WALK" -- CANCELLED
15 -- Closures for Launch
- Supervisory Park Ranger, Canaveral National Seashore.
- At Playalinda the program "Biolab Nature Walk" for November 15th is cancelled. Also on the 15th is a Falcon Heavy launch and the Haulover bridge is closed from 9 am until the rocket launches. Traffic may be stopped prior to the launch to incoming traffic via the Max Brewer bridge as well.
SATURDAY, 17TH – 10:00 AM — "SEASHELL HUNT & BEACH CLEANUP"
Search for that seashell or sea bean with a ranger. Explore the beach wrack line for treasure OR trash depending on what the tide brings in that day. Bring water and sunscreen.
Meet at parking area #3. (1 hour)
SATURDAY, 24TH – 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 own kayak. If you need to rent a kayak there is a 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)
FRIDAY, 9TH – 10:00 AM — "CAST NETTING"
Try your hand at cast netting. Enjoy the lagoon and see what you can catch.
Meet at Seminole Rest parking area (210 River Road Oak Hill, FL 32759
Share the beach with Nesting Shorebirds
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.
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 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.
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