Canaveral National Seashore Irma Recovery Information
November 21, 2017: Boardwalk number 5 in Playalinda Beach is closed for repair. The Eddy Creek fishing dock is closed for repair.
January, 2018 at Playalinda
TUESDAYS, 2nd, 16th & 23rd - 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 #3. (45-60 minutes)
SATURDAYS, 6th & 20th - 11:00 AM — "SEMINOLE REST JUNIOR RANGER"
Learn about the first natives of this area and make replica pottery from the St. John's era. Complete the activity and visit the historic home to earn your junior ranger badge.
Meet at the Seminole Rest parking area (210 River Rd., Oak Hill). (1-2 hours)
TUESDAY, 9th - 1:00 PM — "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 #6. (1 hour)
WEDNESDAY, 10th - 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. (2.5 hours)
SATURDAY, 13th - 7:00 PM — "NIGHT SKY EXPLORATION"
Explore the celestial sky with area astronomers. Telescopes will be available for viewing stars, planets and more. Bring bug repellent, water/snacks, and maybe a lawn chair for your comfort. Call 321-403-9334 to reserve. REQUIRED RESERVATIONS begin Saturday, January 6th: SPACE IS LIMITED.
Meet at Eddy Creek. (4 hours)
WEDNESDAY, 17th - 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 #1. (1 hour)
TUESDAY, 23rd - 9:00 AM — "SCRUB JAY VIEWING"
Join a ranger and get a chance to observe this intelligent, rare species.
Meet and the Playalinda Ranger Station. (30 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."
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 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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