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Canaveral National Seashore COVID19 Adaptive Recovery Plan


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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How to Read this Page


Each area of the national seashore is listed below, along with its current status, a projected reopening date if one is available, and operational changes that will be in place once the area enters Phase I. This page will be updated as frequently as possible.

Example Area:

  • Current Status: OPEN/CLOSED - (Projected reopening date if available)
  • Operational Changes in place once reopened in phase I.

Apollo District

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

  • Current Status: Open as of 6/5/2020, Operating Hours,12:00 PM-8:00PM
  • 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 I the following remain closed, cancelled, or suspended in Apollo District:

  • Apollo Beach Visitor Center
  • Turtle Mound Historic Site (Due to Boardwalk Construction)
  • Public Programs
  • Backcountry Use, Backcountry camping, Special Use Permits
  • Canoe Rentals Closed
  • Eldora Historic Home Current Status: CLOSED


Playalinda District

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

  • Current Status: Open as of 6/5/2020, Operating Hours are,12:00 PM-8:00PM
  • 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 Programs
  • Backcountry Use, Backcountry camping, Special Use Permits

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 as of 6/17/2020, (Sunrise to Sunset)
  • 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
  • Backcountry Use, Backcountry Camping, Special Use Permits



Phase II & 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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It is good practice to check the weather before venturing out to the seashore. 

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Last updated: June 25, 2020

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Titusville, FL 32796

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