• Visitors enjoying a stroll along Canaveral National Seashore's pristine beach

    Canaveral

    National Seashore Florida

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  • BOARDWALK CLOSURE AT PLAYALINDA

    Boardwalk #3 at Playalinda is closed for repair/replacement. This closure will be remain in effect for up to 8 weeks.

  • ChemTreat Conducting Maintenance of Exotic Plants

    Southeastern ChemTreat will be conducting maintenance of exotic plants on Shipyard & other islands within Canvaveral Nat'l Seashore for approximately 1 month. More »

  • Commercial Harvesting Permit Renewals

    Commercial Harvesting Permits will no longer be issued to new applicants. Only those who had a valid commercial harvesting permit in 2014 are eligible to renew for the 2015 permit year, which runs from October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015

Fees & Reservations

Entrance Station to Canaveral National Seashore's Playalinda Beach
Entrance to south district (Playalinda) of Canaveral National Seashore
S.Anderson
 

Island Camping Information & Reservations: (386) 428-3384 ext. 0

FREE ENTRANCE DAYS IN NATIONAL PARKS


Park Entrance Fees

Day Entrance Fees

Cars - $5.00 per day

Motorcycles - $5.00 per day

Per Person Fee - $1.00 per day (bicycles, pedestrians, occupants of large non-commercial vehicles)

Large Non-Commercial Vehicles: Non-commercial groups entering the park in a bus or vehicle with a capacity of 16 persons or more must pay the parks's per-person entrance fee for each person on board).

Commercial Tour Vehicles - $25 to $100 per day
$25: 1-6 passengers ($25 + $5 per passenger not to exceed $40)
$40: 7-15 passengers
$40: 16-25 passengers
$100: 26+ passengers

A commercial tour is defined as consisting of one or more persons traveling on an itinerary that has been packaged, priced, or sold for leisure or recreational purposes by an organization that realizes financial gain through the provisions of the service. The entry fees of commercial tours ar based on the total capacity of vehicles that can carry seven or more passengers, regardless of the actual number of passengers. Possession of an annual or lifetime pass or the ages of the passengers does not affect the price charged unless the vehicle's capacity is less than 7 passengers, excluding the driver.

Backcountry Permits
• $2.00 per person/per day. Register with Visitor Use Assistant at entrance station.

Park Passes Are Available at the Park Entrance Station:

CANA/MINWR Annual Pass: $35.00 (Valid at Canaveral National Seashore and Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge).

America The Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass (Information)



For the Senior Pass or Access Pass, a valid picture ID, proof of eligibility, and proof of U.S. citizenship is required.

Note: A Florida Driver's License alone does not constitute proof of U.S. citizenship. Common documents used to establish proof of U.S. citizenship include the following: U.S. Passport , Social Security Card, Birth Certificate, Concealed Weapons Permit, Medicare Card, Retired Military ID, Voter Registration Card, etc...

Golden Access and Golden Age passports will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass at the time it was issued. If you have one of the paper Golden Age or Access passes, you may exchange it for a new plastic-coated pass for free. Proper ID and proof of US citizenship will be required.

Frequently Asked Questions


Educational Fee Waiver Criteria

Pontoon Boat Tours - $20.00 per person (news release)

Turtle Watch Programs - $14.00 per person (news release)







Did You Know?

saw palmetto

Canaveral National Seashore is located along the “frost line of central Florida” creating a unique assemblage of temperate and subtropical plants. A plant survey in 1975 showed Turtle Mound, one of our archaeological sites, to be the northernmost location for eight species of subtropical plants. More...