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


    National Seashore Florida

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    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

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Welcome To Canaveral National Seashore!

We hope you will find Canaveral National Seashore to be a recreational paradise with it's back-country camping, horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, fishing, surfing, swimming, boating and birdwatching opportunities.

As you pass through this national park area with its barrier island, open lagoon, coastal hammock, pine flatwoods and offshore waters, it is our hope that you will be enticed to linger in this environment of old Florida to view an endangered woodstork feeding along a roadside canal, or catch a glimpse of the West Indian Manatee near the Eldora State House.

We hope our website will help prepare you to experience the great variety of extraordinary natural and cultural resources and memorable experiences that await you at Canaveral National Seashore.

For island camping information & reservations, please call our Visitor Information Center at (386) 428-3384 ext. 0

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