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Canaveral National Seashore COVID19 Adaptive Recovery Plan

PHASE II - [Beginning August 29, 2020, Canaveral National Seashore will resume our normal operating hours of 6am to 8pm. This includes Apollo Beach and Playalinda Beach districts. The Apollo Visitor Center will return to operating hours of 9 am to 5 pm daily, and Backcountry Island Campsites will reopen with reservations and use. Special Use Permits may be issued with possible group size limitations, this includes Backcountry Hiking permits into Klondike Beach.

Please remember to recreate safely and responsibly! Avoid high-risk outdoor activities, practice social distancing, and follow leave no trace principles. Following CDC guidance will help to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. So please maintain a distance of at least six feet from others, cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, wash or sanitize your hands often and stay home if you feel sick.]


In accordance with the White House’s Opening America Up Again guidance, input from public health officials and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), phased reopening will be developed by the National Park Service's - U.S. Public Health Office through an evaluation of data driven gating criteria for each area based on expected visitation during phase one of the reopening process. This property of the U.S. Department of the Interior is under limited operations due to Covid-19. Some facilities may not be available and staffing may be limited. Visitors should adjust their expections accordingly and should practice social distancing, personal hygiene, and other behaviors to avoid infection in public areas. Visitors should not rely upon site staff to ensure their protection from contagious disease.

 
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Apollo District

In Phase II the following areas will reopen with some operational modifications on the dates listed below if available:

  • Current Status: Open 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM (as of 8/28/2020)
  • Parking Areas: (there may be limits on parking and restroom access)

  • Restrooms Facilities: (there may be limits on parking and restroom access)
  • Apollo Boat Ramp: Open For Lagoon Access, Only For Boat Launch

In Phase II the following remain closed, cancelled, or suspended in Apollo District:

  • Public Guided Programs
  • Eldora Historic Home Current Status: CLOSED


Playalinda District

In Phase II the following areas are open with some operational modifications on the dates listed below if available:

  • Current Status: Open 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM (as of 8/28/2020)
  • Parking lots: (there may be limits on parking and restroom access)
  • Restrooms Facilities: (there may be limits on parking and restroom access)

In Phase I the following remain closed, cancelled, or suspended in Playalinda District:

  • Public Guided Programs

Seminole Rest Historic Site

In Phase I the following areas are open with some operational modifications on the dates listed below if available:

  • Current Status: OPEN Sunrise to Sunset (as of 6/17/2020)
  • Restroom Facilities: OPEN (there may be limits on parking and restroom access)
  • Kayak/Canoe Launch: OPEN


In Phase One the following will remain closed, cancelled, or suspended in Playalinda District:

  • Public Programs
  • The Historic Home


Phase III

A return to full operations will continue to be phased, and services may be limited. When recreating, please follow local area health orders, practice Leave No Trace principles, and avoid crowding and high-risk outdoor activities.

The CDC has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health.

When recreating, the public should follow local area health orders like those found at Volusia County Emergency Management and Brevard County Emergency Management.

 

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Last updated: August 28, 2020

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Mailing Address:

Canaveral National Seashore Headquarters,
212 S Washington Ave

Titusville, FL 32796

Phone:

(321) 267-1110

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