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Boat launching locations within the Seashore:

 

Apollo Beach

  1. Apollo Beach Boat Ramp - located just before the park gates this 24 hour boat ramp offers launching for kayaks and canoes as well as motor boats such as flats boats tailored for lagoon navigation. Note there is separate parking for vehicles with trailors and without trailors. It is on the east side of the lagoon. 
  2. Apollo Beach parking area 6 & 7 has an opening for kayak launching and is only accessible during park operating hours. It is on the east side of the lagoon.
  3. Apollo Beach parking area 5 has a ramps available for motor boats and canoes/kayaks. It is only accessible during park operating hours located on the east side of the lagoon. 
For more information call the Apollo Visitor Center: (386) 428-3384 ext. 0.



Seminole Rest Historic Site - There is a canoe/kayak launch area just a short walk from the parking area down the trail on the west side of the lagoon. Note is is only accessible from sunrise to sunset. There is no fee.

 
  • Playalinda Beach - There is one boat launch at the Eddy Creek parking lot. Note it is only accessible during park operating hours. 


Boat Launch Areas Outside of the Seashore

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge - The refuge is located on the edge of Mosquito Lagoon as well. There is a $10 cash daily fee for improved boat ramps. They have a few boat launches. For details on the accessibility check out their website.

 
  1. Beacon 42 Boat Ramp - is a 24 hour boat ramp. It is a 24 hour boat ramp for motor boat and canoe/kayak.
  2. Bair's Cove Boat Ramp - is currently closed for repair. It is a 24 hour boat ramp for motor boat and canoe/kayak.
  3. Biolab Boat Ramp - is accessble sunrise to sunset for motor boats or canoe/kayaks.
  4. WSEG Boat Ramp - is accessible sunrise to sunset for motor boats as well as canoe/kayaks.

Volusia County Boat Launches - There are various boat launch areas located througout Volusia County.

 
  1. River Breeze Park - is located in Oak Hill on the west side on Mosquito Lagoon and a free 24 hour boat ramp.
  2. Menard-May Park -  Is a City of Edgewater park that has a free primitve boat launch accessible from sunrise to sunset. 

Last updated: December 16, 2021

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Canaveral National Seashore, Apollo Visitor Center
7611 S Atlantic Ave

New Smyrna Beach , FL 32169

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386 428-3384 x0

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