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
NATIONAL PARK WEEK, APRIL 15 - 23 FEE FREE
WEDNESDAY 13TH – 10:00 AM — "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 3. (1 hour)
SATURDAY 15TH – 10:00 AM — "JR RANGER CAST NETTING"
Come out and celebrate Junior Ranger Day! Join a ranger at the edge of the lagoon. Practice casting and see what may be caught in this area of Mosquito Lagoon. Bring your own cast net or borrow one of ours (limited supply).
Meet at Eddy Creek boat ramp. (1 hour)
WEDNESDAY 19TH – 1:00 PM — "PADDLE THE LAGOON"
Join a ranger as you explore this rich and diverse estuary up close. Some experience is required. You must be at least 10 years old and able to paddle. You must wear covered shoes (no sandals or flip-flops). Bring water, sunscreen and a hat. Dress to get wet (sit on top kayaks). Individuals with their own kayaks or canoes are welcome to join in. Reservations begin: one week in advance. Call (321) 403-9334, to reserve a spot and/or kayak (LIMITED KAYAK AVAILABILITY).
Meet at Eddy Creek at 12:45 PM. (2 hours)
SATURDAY 29TH – 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM — "RUN WITH THE RANGER & JR RANGER FUN RUN"
Join Friends of Canaveral for a one of a kind 5k run in Canaveral National Seashore. We invite runners of all levels to join in this family friendly event to get out and get moving in your national seashore. This run begins at 8:00 a.m. at Burns Science and Technology Charter School. There is a Jr. Ranger Fun Run with learning activities and fitness fun.
Sign up at, https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/OakHill/RunWithTheRangers .
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.
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.
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.
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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