May, 2018 at Playalinda
SATURDAY 5TH - 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM — "RUN WITH THE RANGERS 5K - & - JR RANGER FUN RUN"
Join Burn's Sci Tech Charter School & Friends of Canaveral for a one of a kind 5k run. Runners of all levels are invited to join in this family friendly event to get out and get moving. This run begins at 8:00 a.m. at Mary Dewees Park, 200 N. Gaines ST, Oak Hill FL. There is a Jr. Ranger Fun Run with learning activities and fitness fun. Sign up at, https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/OakHill/RunWithTheRangers . Join the Oak Hill Community Festival after the run at Mary Dewees Park.
TUESDAY, May 15th — "TURTLE WATCH RESERVATIONS - FOR JUNE"
Journey with a National Park Ranger and visit the undisturbed beaches of Canaveral National Seashore to watch a loggerhead sea turtle nesting. Turtle Watch Programs give park visitors an opportunity to learn about sea turtles and the role that the National Park Service plays in their conservation. The program will take place at Apollo Beach and Playalinda Beach.
The fee for this program is $14.00 per person, ages 16 and above. Ages 15 and under will be free. Children must be 8 years old or older to participate. This program takes place on most Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED and SPACE IS LIMITED. To make a reservation for June, please call (386) 428-3384 Ext 223. ** CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS **
WEDNESDAY 16TH & 23RD - 9:00 AM — "SEASHORE TREASURE 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 #7 ON THE 16TH AND #8 ON THE 23RD. (1 hour)
SATURDAY 26TH - 2:00 PM — "PLAYALINDA BEACH CLEAN-UP"
Join a park ranger on this beautiful beach and help keep our shorelines trash free. Bring gloves, water and sunscreen. Trash bags will be provided.
Meet at parking area one. (1 hour)
THURSDAY 31ST - 9:00 AM — "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 three. (1 hour)
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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