Canaveral National Seashore - on Florida's East Coast - 24 mile beach, birding, fishing, wildlife, nature study - National Park Service - Titusville, Florida
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
South District - - Titusville, Florida
PLAYALINDA DISTRICT INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS
CONTACT: Laura Henning at 386-428-3384 • eMail
August, 2019 at Playalinda
THURSDAY, AUGUST 8TH – 9:00 AM
"BIOLAB NATURE 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 3. (45 Minutes)
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14TH & 28TH – 3:00 PM
"COAST TO COAST"
Join a ranger and walk the Bartram Trail a short walk. Make you way through the various habitats that exist in this coastal barrier island. Bring water, sunscreen, and mosquito repellent. Meet at Eddy Creek fishing dock. (45 Minutes)
THURSDAY, AUGUST 15TH & 29TH – 9:00 AM
Observe manatee in their natural environment and learn about their unique characteristics from park staff. Meet at the Eddy Creek dock. (1 Hour)
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17TH, 24TH, & 31ST- 10:00 AM
"SEA TURTLES OF THE PARK"
Learn about the sea turtles that nest in the Canaveral National Seashore. You will also learn what the Turtle Scouts and the Turtle Survey Team does. Venture to the beach to view turtle nests. Meet at the Eddy Creek Pavilion. (45 Minutes)
THURSDAY, AUGUST 22ND – 9:00 AM
"BEACH 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 parking Area #1. (45 Minutes)
Share the beach with Nesting Shorebirds
PARK HOURS: Winter (Eastern Standard Time): 6:00am - 6:00pm
Summer (Daylight Savings Time): 6:00am - 8:00pm
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.
The five entrance fee-free days for 2019 will be:
Monday, January 21 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Saturday, April 20 – First Day of National Park Week/National Junior Ranger Day
Sunday, August 25 – National Park Service Anniversary
Saturday, September 28 – National Public Lands Day
Monday, November 11 – Veterans Day
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 Changes Entrance Fee to Address Infrastructure Needs & Improve Visitor Experience
The National Park Service (NPS) announced today Canaveral National Seashore will modify its entrance fees to provide additional funding for infrastructure and maintenance needs to enhance the visitor experience.
Effective January 1, 2019 the entrance fees to the park will be $15 per vehicle or $10 per motorcycle and $5 per pedestrian/bicycle for a 7 day visit. An annual park pass will remain $40. All of the money received from entrance fees remains with the National Park Service with at least 80 percent of the revenue going to Canaveral National Seashore.
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 (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM). 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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