During the federal government shutdown, we will not monitor or update social media. Some Canaveral National Seashore areas are accessible; however access may change without notice, and there are no NPS-provided services. Access to the seashore via beach entrance gates are closed for resource protection and safety. For more information, see www.doi.gov/shutdown.
Some Canaveral National Seashore Areas are accessible such as Seminole Rest Historic Site, some areas in Mosquito Lagoon and the Apollo Boat Ramp; however access may change without notice, there are no NPS-provided services.
Previously schedules activities that occur during the closure can be considered cancelled.
December, 2018 at Playalinda
SATURDAY, 1ST – 7:00 - 11:00 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. REQUIRED RESERVATIONS begin a week in advance of the event date: SPACE IS LIMITED. Call 321- 403-9334 to reserve.
Meet at Eddy Creek. (4 hours)
SATURDAY, 8TH – 12:00 - 4:00 PM — "SEMINOLE REST OPEN HOUSE"
You are cordially invited to celebrate the holiday season. Take a stroll back in time. Explore the ancient Timucuan mounds and turn of the century homes. There will be a live band, crafts for the kids and free pontoon boat tours leaving from the dock. See you then!
Seminole Rest: 207 River Rd. Oak Hill FL, 32759.
THURSDAY, 13TH & 20TH – 10:00 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. (1 hour)
FRIDAY, 14TH – 10:00 AM — "CAST NETTING AT SEMINOLE REST"
Try your hand at cast netting. Enjoy the lagoon and see what you can catch. We have a few cast nets, bring your own if you wish.
Meet at Seminole Rest parking area (210 River Road Oak Hill, FL 32759).
WEDNESDAY, 19TH – 11:00 AM — "PADDLE THE LAGOON"
Some experience is required and be at least 10 years old and able to paddle and swim. Bring water, sunscreen, & sturdy water shoes. Dress to get wet. Reservations begin: one week in advance. Call (321) 403-9334, to reserve a spot and kayak if needed.
Reserve a spot and meet at the Eddy Creek boat ramp. (2 hours)
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 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 (9:00a.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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