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Canaveral National Seashore - on Florida's East Coast - 24 mile beach, birding, fishing, wildlife, nature study - National Park Service - Titusville, Florida
Canaveral National Seashore - 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

PROGRAM SCHEDULE
South District - - Titusville, Florida

PLAYALINDA DISTRICT INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS

CONTACT: Laura Henning at 386-428-3384 • eMail


June, 2019 at Playalinda

JUNE TURTLE WATCH RESERVATIONS NOW OPEN
SATURDAY, JUNE 15th -- 9:00am - JULY TURTLE WATCH RESERVATIONS OPEN
Programs will be presented weekly throughout the months of June and July!

Celebrate National Park Week 2019. SATURDAY, June 15th on
"TURTLE WATCH RESERVATIONS - FOR JULY"
Journey with a National Park Ranger and visit the undisturbed beaches of Canaveral National Seashore to watch a loggerhead sea turtle nesting. Turtle Watch Programs give park visitors an opportunity to learn about sea turtles and the role that the National Park Service plays in their conservation.

The program will take place at Apollo Beach and Playalinda Beach. The fee for this program is $14.00 per person, ages 16 and above. Ages 15 and under will be free. Children must be 8 years old or older to participate.

This program takes place on most Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED and SPACE IS LIMITED. To make a reservation for July, please call (386) 428-3384 Ext 223. After the 15th call the visitor center to make reservations (386) 428-3384 ext 0.

JUNIOR RANGER PROGRAM
Please join us on these days for the programs listed below. Completing one set of programs and picking up a bag of litter will allow you to complete Canaveral National Seashore's Junior Ranger Program. Junior Ranger patch and certificate will be awarded when the assigned activities are completed.

Tuesday, June 4th - 9:00 - 10:30 AM

"MANATEE VIEWING"
Observe manatee in their natural environment and learn about their unique characteristics from park staff. Meet at the Eddy Creek dock.

"BEACH ARTS AND CRAFTS"
Make a unique shell necklace and learn about the seashore life. Walk the beach for a beach cleanup to complete your program. (1.5 hours)

Tuesday, June 11th - 9:00 - 10:30 AM
"SEA TURTLES OF THE PARK"
Learn about the sea turtles that nest in the park and what park rangers do to protect them. Make a turtle craft to take home. Walk the beach for a cleanup to complete your program. Meet at the Eddy Creek Pavilion. (1.5 hours)
Tuesday, June 18th - 9:00 - 10:30 AM
"MANATEE VIEWING"
Observe manatee in their natural environment and learn about their unique characteristics from park staff. Meet at the Eddy Creek dock.

"SEINE NETTING"
Explore the lagoon habitat. Use a seine net see who lives just beneath the surface. See how biologists account for lagoon fish populations. (1.5 hours)

Tuesday, June 25th - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
"MANATEE VIEWING"
Observe manatee in their natural environment and learn about their unique characteristics from park staff. Meet at the Eddy Creek dock.

"BEACH ARTS AND CRAFTS"
Make a unique shell necklace and learn about the seashore life. Walk the beach for a beach cleanup to complete your program. (1.5 hours)




Share the beach with Nesting Shorebirds


PARK HOURS: Winter (Eastern Standard Time): 6:00am - 6:00pm
Summer (Daylight Savings Time): 6:00am - 8:00pm


Directions:
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.


    Find A National Park

    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."



    Click here for programs at Apollo Beach (North Area)


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