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Canaveral

National Seashore - Florida

The Canaveral National Seashore (CANA) is a National Seashore located between New Smyrna Beach and Titusville, Florida, in Volusia and Brevard Counties. This 25 miles of pristine Atlantic Ocean beach, dunes and Mosquito Lagoon is the longest expanse of undeveloped land along the East Coast of Florida and as a federally protected area will remain primarily as it is today.

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Official visitor map of Canaveral National Seashore (NS) in Florida. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Canaveral - Visitor Map

Official visitor map of Canaveral National Seashore (NS) in Florida. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Map of the U.S. National Park System. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).National Park System - National Park Units

Map of the U.S. National Park System. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Map of the U.S. National Park System with Unified Regions. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).National Park System - National Park Units and Regions

Map of the U.S. National Park System with Unified Regions. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Map of the U.S. National Heritage Areas. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).National Park System - National Heritage Areas

Map of the U.S. National Heritage Areas. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

https://www.nps.gov/cana/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canaveral_National_Seashore The Canaveral National Seashore (CANA) is a National Seashore located between New Smyrna Beach and Titusville, Florida, in Volusia and Brevard Counties. This 25 miles of pristine Atlantic Ocean beach, dunes and Mosquito Lagoon is the longest expanse of undeveloped land along the East Coast of Florida and as a federally protected area will remain primarily as it is today. This pristine barrier island composed of dune, hammock and lagoon habitats provides protection from storms, preserves ancient Timucua Native American mounds, and is sanctuary for thousands of species of plants and animals that call Canaveral National Seashore home. Reflect on a pristine undeveloped shoreline, explore a historic site, or experience the rumble of a rocket soaring into space. Canaveral National Seashore is located along Florida's East coast in both Volusia & Brevard counties. To access Apollo Beach - take I-95 to exit 249, then go east until it turns into A1A. Follow A1A south to the park entrance. To access Playalinda Beach - take I-95 to exit 220. Go east through Titusville on Garden Street, continue east and follow the signs. Apollo Beach Visitor Center Canaveral National Seashore's Visitor Center is located at 7611 S. Atlantic Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169. Pick up a brochure or a Junior Ranger book. Get information about where to visit in the park. For more information call (386) 428 - 3384 extension 0. From I-95, take exit 249 & head east on SR-44 toward New Smyrna Beach. The road turns into Atlantic Avenue (A1A) once you go over the bridge and are then on the barrier island. The road then curves to the right (heading south). Stay on A1A for approximately 8 miles to the park entrance station. Bissett Bay Campsite The Bissett Bay campsite is located just south of Riverbreeze Park in Oak Hill. It is located on the Intracoastal Waterway. It is directly across the channel from Riverbreeze Park, and a few yards south. Bissett Bay has a 15-person capacity. Backcountry Island Camping Permit 20.00 A permit is required and there is a fee to camp in the seashore of $20 per night. You must make a reservation and obtain a permit using www.recreation.gov. Bissett Bay Campsite The campsite sign is in front of scrub and mangroves with the lagoon in front. The campsite sign is in front of scrub and mangroves with the lagoon in front. Brickhouse Cove Campsite Brickhouse Cove is remote and will take some time to locate. Access Brickhouse Cove via the Intracoastal Waterway between channel marker #69 and channel marker #70. Turn into Jones Canal and you will pass the Jones Canal campsite. Next, take the first canal on the right and go approximately one quarter of a mile and start looking for the camp site sign (brown with a triangle). Brickhouse Cove has a 60-person capacity. Canoe rentals are not available for this site. Backcountry Island Camping Permit 20.00 A permit is required and there is a fee to camp in the seashore of $20 per night. You must make a reservation and obtain a permit using www.recreation.gov. Kayak 2 Kayak in the lagoon next to an island. Kayak in the lagoon next to an island. County Line Campsite County Line campsite is located on the west side of the Intracoastal Waterway, northwest of marker number 17. The campsite is on the south end of the island. The closest water access is in the community of Oak Hill. County Line has a 20-person capacity. Island campsites allow for one camping group per night. Backcountry Island Camping Permit 20.00 A permit is required and there is a fee to camp in the seashore of $20 per night. You must make a reservation and obtain a permit using www.recreation.gov. Kayaking Photo A kayak in the lagoon near islands. A kayak in the lagoon near islands. East Winds Campsite The East Winds campsite is on the westside of the Intracoastal Waterway and it is close to marker number 15. The site is located on the south end of the island. Canoe rentals are not available for this site. East Winds has a 20-person capacity. Island campsites allow for one camping group per night. Backcountry Island Camping Permit 20.00 A permit is required and there is a fee to camp in the seashore of $20 per night. You must make a reservation and obtain a permit using www.recreation.gov. Kayaking Kayak in the lagoon near an island. Campsites are only accessible by boat. Government Cut Campsite Government Cut campsite is also known as number 5 and has a 20-person capacity. It is approximately 3.25 miles from the Apollo Visitor Center. *Canoe rentals are $25 per night and available to individuals 18 years and older. Canoe capacity is two adults per canoe, plus gear. For canoe rentals, please inquire at the Apollo Beach Visitor Center or call (386) 428-3384 ext.0 for more information. Backcountry Island Camping Permit 20.00 A permit is required and there is a fee to camp in the seashore of $20 per night. You must make a reservation and obtain a permit using www.recreation.gov. Government Cut Campsite A camping sign, a picnic table, and a firepit at the site. A camping sign, a picnic table, and a firepit at the site. Headwinds Island Headwinds Island has a 10-person capacity. Island campsites allow for one camping group per night. This campsite is approximately 2.5 nautical miles from the Apollo Visitor Center. Canoe rentals are $25 per night and available to individuals 18 years and older. Canoe capacity is two adults per canoe, plus gear. For canoe rentals, please inquire at the Apollo Beach Visitor Center or call (386) 428-3384 ext.0. Backcountry Camping Permit 20.00 A permit is required and there is a fee to camp in the seashore of $20 per night. You must make a reservation and obtain a permit using www.recreation.gov. Headwinds Island Palm trees, mangroves on the edge of the lagoon and the campsite entrance.. Palm trees, mangroves on the edge of the lagoon and the campsite entrance. Homestead Island Homestead island is separated from the first campsite by a thick strand of mangroves and a stream. It is only accessible by boat. It is approximately 1 nautical mile from the Apollo Visitor Center and 1/2 a nautical mile west of the Orange Island campsite. The campsite is just past a creek that cuts through the island. This campsite has an 8-person capacity. Canoe rentals are available (weather permitting) for this site. Call 386-428-3384 ext. 0, to reserve a canoe. Homestead Island A picnic table and a fire pit surrounded by trees. A picnic table and a fire pit are surrounded by trees. Jones Canal Campsite Jones Canal has a 20-person capacity, a firepit and a picnic table. It is a large island that is accessible from Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) and located on the east side of the ICW. This campsite is located between channel marker #69 and channel marker #70. There is a manatee zone sign at the entrance to the canal and the campsite is on the right bank as you enter the canal. Canoe rentals are not available for this site. Backcountry Island Camping Permit 20.00 A permit is required and there is a fee to camp in the seashore of $20 per night. You must make a reservation and obtain a permit using www.recreation.gov. Jones Canal Campsite Island entrance with campsite sign under live oak trees at the waters edge. Island entrance with campsite sign under live oak trees at the waters edge. Middle Dredge Campsite The Middle Dredge campsite is across from Seminole Rest Historic Site, a little bit south. It is on the east side of the Intracoastal Waterway. The campsite is on the northeast side of the island. The closest channel marker is #9A. Canoe rentals are not available for this site. There is a canoe/kayak launch at Seminole Rest. Larger vessels will have to find a boat ramp in the town of Oak Hill. Middle Dredge and has a 25-person capacity. Backcountry Island Camping Permit 20.00 A permit is required and there is a fee to camp in the seashore of $20 per night. You must make a reservation and obtain a permit using www.recreation.gov. Middle Dredge Entrance Palm trees on the shore along the lagoon. The entrance of Middle Dredge campsite. Middle Dredge Site A picnic table and fire pit under the canopy of palm trees and scrub oak. A picnic table and fire pit under the canopy of palm trees, pine trees, cedars and scrub oak. Middle Dredge West Side Shoreline, palm trees and a view looking west across the Intracoastal Waterway. Shoreline, palm trees and a view looking west across the Intracoastal Waterway. Seminole Rest Historic site is viewed as a little yellow dot across the waterway. Orange Island Campsite number 1 is named Orange Island and has a 6 person capacity. Island campsites allow for one camping group per night. Orange Island is located on the east side of Mosquito Lagoon. Trees cover most of the camp site. It is only accessible by boat. This site is approximately1.3 nautical miles from the Apollo Visitor Center. Canoe rentals are available for this site. For information on canoe rentals for camping or to reserve a canoe call the Apollo visitor center at (386) 428-3384 extension zero. Backcountry Camping 20.00 Backcountry campsites are charged on a per-night basis. $20.00 per night. Orange Island Mangroves, water and the entrance to Orange Island with a camping sign. Mangroves, lagoon water and the entrance to Orange Island with a camping sign. Scout Island Campsite Scout Island is on the west side of the Intracoastal Waterway and the first island past Seminole Rest. Canoe rentals are not available for this site. Scout Island has a 20-person capacity. Island campsites allow for one camping group per night. Kayak on Shore Kayak on the shore with trees close by. Campsites are only accessible by boat. Shipyard Island Campsite Campsite number 3 is named Shipyard Island and has a 10-person capacity. Island campsites allow for one camping group per night. Shipyard Island campsite is northwest of the Apollo boat ramp. Head north west from the boat ramp. Turn into the channel named Government Cut, then an immediate left into Shipyard canal. It is the first campsite on the left as you round the oyster bar. This campsite is approximately 2.25 nautical miles from the Apollo Visitor Center. The Backcountry Camping Permit 20.00 A permit is required and there is a fee to camp in the seashore of $20 per night. You must make a reservation and obtain a permit using www.recreation.gov. Shipyard Island Lagoon water, palm trees, mangroves and a campsite sign. Lagoon water, palm trees, mangroves and a campsite sign. South Dredge Campsite South Dredge campsite is located on the west side of the Intracoastal Waterway between markers number 14 and number 15. Canoe rentals are not available for this campsite. The campsite has a 40-person capacity. Island campsites allow for one camping group per night. Backcountry Island Camping Permit 20.00 A permit is required and there is a fee to camp in the seashore of $20 per night. You must make a reservation and obtain a permit using www.recreation.gov. Kayaks Kayaks on the shore at the lagoon edge. Campsites are only accessible by boat. South Middle Dredge Campsite South Middle Dredge is just south of Seminole Rest. The campsite is on the southeast side of the island. The closest channel marker is #9A. Canoe rentals are not available for this site. Campsite has a 25-person capacity. Island campsites allow for one camping group per night. Backcountry Island Camping Permit 20.00 A permit is required and there is a fee to camp in the seashore of $20 per night. You must make a reservation and obtain a permit using www.recreation.gov. South Middle Dredge Campsite Entrance The tip of a kayak point towards the sandy shore that is surrounded by palm trees. The tip of a kayak point towards the sandy shore that is surrounded by palm trees. South Middle Dredge Campsite View On the sand is a firepit and a picnic table with the water in the distance. On the sand is a firepit and a picnic table with the water in the distance. Apollo Beach Dune plants, beach, and ocean. Enjoy a day at the beach. Eldora State House Eldora State House is an early 20th century homestead along Moquito Lagoon. Eldora State House is an early 20th century homestead along Moquito Lagoon. Park Entrance Sign Park entrance sign with blue sky as a back drop. Apollo Beach and Playalinda Beach both display this entrance sign before the entrance stations. Apollo Visitor Center On the dock facing the visitor center. The Apollo Visitor Center as viewed from the dock. Naval Air Station Training The Daytona Naval Air Station trained flight crew and flight communicators at field training stations that were located in southern Volusia County. The training areas were located in the Canaveral National Seashore on the barrier island and in the Mosquito Lagoon. Three Douglas SBD Dive Bombers Flying Clifton School House The Clifton School House was built between 1890 and 1891. It was the oldest known African American school in Brevard County. Two fathers ensured their children attend a proper school. Clifton School House 2015 NPS Environmental Achievement Awards Recipients of the 2015 NPS Environmental Achievement Awards Shark Awareness Before heading into the ocean, review some safety information to further minimize the chances of a shark encounter. Shark and fish in the blue ocean waters 2019 Connecting with our Homelands Awardees Hopa Mountain, in partnership with the National Park Service, is pleased to announce the 2019 awardees of the Connecting with our Homelands travel grants. Twenty-one Indigenous organizations, schools, and nonprofits have been awarded travel funds for trips to national park units across 12 states/territories within the United States. An elder and young student talk while sitting on a rock. 2010 Freeman Tilden Award Recipients Seven rangers were awarded with a national or regional 2010 Freeman Tilden Award for excellence in interpretation. Learn more about their exciting and innovative projects. Portrait of John Kirkpatrick Using Prescribed Fire to Restore Habitat for Threatened Florida Scrub Jay Fire-adapted coastal scrub vegetation provides habitat for several federally listed species, including the Florida scrub jay. Canaveral National Seashore, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, and Kennedy Space Center support this rare habitat. In July 2012, the 3 agencies collaborated to complete a prescribed burn of coastal scrub and marsh. Objectives were to improve habitat for the scrub jay and other species, and to reduce dangerous fuel loads. A Florida scrub jay sits on a branch. NPS Geodiversity Atlas—Canaveral National Seashore, Florida Each park-specific page in the NPS Geodiversity Atlas provides basic information on the significant geologic features and processes occurring in the park. [Site Under Development] access road through dense trees 2014 Sea Turtle Annual Report Cape Hatteras 2014 annual report on sea turtle monitoring at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Green sea turtle returning to sea after laying her eggs. Canaveral National Seashore Pre-Columbian People Canaveral National Seashore has evidence of Late Archaic peoples such as the Timucuan and the Ais native american cultures beginning approximately 5,000 years ago. Remnants of shell refuse mounds and burial mounds tell us their stories. Archeologists have uncovered over 100 refuse shell mounds within the seashore, a testament to their life ways along Mosquito Lagoon. Timucuan Community Pedro Bustincuri Spanish explorers found land in the Americas, but what happened to them was what they least expected. Alberto Cantino's Map 1502 Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Services Women volunteered during the WWII era joining the military to show their patriotism and played a vital role in winning the war. Women in training Veteran Story: Avia Woulard Canaveral National Seashore's Interpretive Park Ranger Avia Woulard is a US Navy veteran of 20 years and still serves her country today. Avia Woulard in her Navy uniform Doris Leeper An artist and a visionary Doris Leeper was able to share her art and the places that inspired her. Mentoring young artists she inspired them to pursue their passions and purpose. She so wanted to be known as an artist that everything she touched turned to art and inspiration. Doris Leeper with her sculpture in the foreground. Monitoring Estuarine Water Quality in Coastal Parks: Fixed Station Monitoring Estuaries are the convergence of freshwater, delivered by rivers, to the ocean's salty sea water. The result is a delicate ecosystem providing existence for a multitude of fish and wildlife species. we have created the story map to help you learn more about how these estuaries formed, the potential issues they face, and the process of monitoring the water quality utilizing fixed station monitoring. Waterbirds congregate in an estuary at sunset. Monitoring Estuarine Water Quality in Coastal Parks: Park-wide Assessments Estuaries located in national parks provide recreational experiences such as fishing and boating for park visitors. Therefore, knowing what's in the water can assist the park in its mission of managing such a critcal resource. The Southeast Coast Network monitors water quality through fixed station monitoring and park-wide assessments. While the former is conducted on a monthly basis, park-wide assessments are completed every five years. Learn more with this story map. Dock stretching out into an estuary as the sun sets over the water. Series: National Park Service Geodiversity Atlas The servicewide Geodiversity Atlas provides information on <a href="https://www.nps.gov/subjects/geology/geoheritage-conservation.htm">geoheritage</a> and <a href="https://www.nps.gov/subjects/geology/geodiversity.htm">geodiversity</a> resources and values all across the National Park System to support science-based management and education. The <a href="https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1088/index.htm">NPS Geologic Resources Division</a> and many parks work with National and International <a href="https://www.nps.gov/subjects/geology/park-geology.htm">geoconservation</a> communities to ensure that NPS abiotic resources are managed using the highest standards and best practices available. park scene mountains Series: NPS Environmental Achievement Awards Since 2002, the National Park Service (NPS) has awarded Environmental Achievement (EA) Awards to recognize staff and partners in the area of environmental preservation, protection and stewardship. A vehicle charges at an Electric Vehicle charging station at Thomas Edison National Historical Park Washington Family This story highlights local a local family and their experience with family and community. Phyllis Washington and Family Haynes Family This is the second article in a series which focuses on family and what it means to various residents in the New Smyrna Beach area. Here Rhonda Haynes reflects on family. A view of Mosquito Lagoon with palm trees. Artist-In-Resident 2019 Welcome to the first ever sound tour of Canaveral National Seashore! Open your ears, close your eyes, and let it take you on a journey through the various habitats and moods of nature found at the seashore. Ranger and visitors in front of the Doris Leeper home. Artist-In-Resident 2020 In this series you will get to know artist Dr. Nathan Wolek who has contributed to the Canaveral National Seashore artist-in-residents program. Each series highlights who they are and their creative contributions. Feet on the beach with a sound recorder. Top 10 Tips for a Summer Visit to Canaveral National Seashore These are the top things to know when visiting Canaveral National Seashore. Two fishermen on the beach. Atala at Canaveral National Seashore The atala butterfly is sited at the Apollo Beach Visitor Center. Atala butterfly on coontie plant leaves. Pedro Menendez A short history of Pedro Menendez's travels through Canaveral National Seashore. Pedro Menendez

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