September, 2017 at Playalinda
THURSDAY, 21ST - 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM — "
SEA TURTLE EXPLORATION"
Explore the seashore. Discuss our nesting season. Walk for fun and exercise. Discover the diversity and beauty of the various plants and animals inhabiting the barrier island. Bring water, sunscreen and repellant. Meet at the Eddy Creek Pavilion. (1 hour)
SATURDAY, 30TH - 8:00-11:00 AM — "PLAYALINDA INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEAN-UP"
Once a year all over the world, millions of volunteers, who love the ocean and want to protect it, take this day to really make a difference. The seashore provides important habitat for many species who will benefit from clean-up efforts such as sea turtles and sea birds. A volunteer t-shirt will be given out, while supplies last. Bring water in a reusable container and refills will be provided. Also bring gloves and sun protection. On this morning, the park entrance fee will be waived for International Coastal Cleanup volunteers. Meet at parking area #1. For more information call, 321-403-9334.
You can always cleanup on your own & we thank you.
Please be careful of the debris which may contain sharp and harmful elemets.
Canaveral National Seashore Reopens after Hurricane Irma
Canaveral National Seashore will reopen the park on Friday, September 15. The Playalinda district (Titusville) will open at regular time of 6:00 am, Apollo district (New Smyrna Beach) will open at 8:00 am.
The national seashore sustained considerable damage as hurricane Irma swept through on September 10-11. Some of the boardwalks, docks, facilities and roadways will need repair and rehabilitation for several weeks to come. Both districts will be opening with limited access to the beach; some parking areas and roads will be closed completely to access.
There will be limited bathroom facilities in some areas and as always bring your own water. All boat ramps within the seashore, both districts, will remain closed. No backcountry camping reservations or permits will be issued for the islands. Seminole Rest, Oak Hill, will remain closed due to boat debris and dangerous tree limbs.
Canaveral teams are working in the seashore to cleanup and restore areas to reopen for public use. With the safety of employees and visitors being NPS' top priority, please be mindful of closed area signs and heavy debris on the beaches. We ask that no debris be removed by visitors as there is no space to put the trash at this time.
The staff of Canaveral National Seashore will schedule a volunteer beach cleanup as soon as can be accommodated.
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 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.