Mosquito Lagoon Local Information
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Canaveral National Seashore
Welcome to Canaveral National Seashore
Situated on a barrier island along Florida’s east coast, inviting park highlights include pristine, undeveloped beach, dunes and lagoon offering sanctuary to an abundant blend of plants and animals. Year-round recreation includes fishing, boating, canoeing, surfing, sunbathing, swimming, hiking, camping, nature and historical trails. There is one access point to the Mosquito Lagoon from the seashore property, Eddy Creek. To get to Eddy Creek, Drive from Titusville on the Max Brewer Causeway east across the Indian River Lagoon, past the refuge visitor’s center until you come to the stoplight. Go straight through the stoplight, pay the $5 fee at the seashore entrance, and follow the road as it winds through the wetlands until it turns to the north. There is also a turn to the South, however it is off limits to the public due to it’s proximity of to the Space Shuttle Launch pads.
Canaveral National Seashore
212 S. Washington Avenue
Titusville, Florida 32796
Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge
Welcome to Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1963 as an overlay of NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center. Consisting of 140,000 acres, the Refuge provides a wide variety of habitats: coastal dunes, saltwater estuaries and marshes, freshwater impoundments, scrub, pine flatwoods, and hardwood hammocks provide habitat for more than 1,500 species of plants and animals. Many recreational opportunities are offered at the Refuge. Bird and wildlife observation, a wildlife drive, manatee observation deck, fishing and hunting opportunities, and boating and paddling are examples of available activities. The Visitor Information Center located 4 miles east of Titusville, Florida, is a great place to start your visit.
Refuge roads, trails, and boat ramps are open daily from sunrise to sunset. However, closures can be expected for space shuttle operations.
From I-95, take Exit 220 (Titusville, State Road 406 Exit). Drive east on SR406, also known as Garden Street. Continue east on Garden Street for 4 miles and travel over the Max Brewer Causeway Bridge. The Refuge begins at the east side of the causeway. To reach the Visitor Information Center, continue 4 miles past the Refuge entrance (remain to your right at the fork in the road) and the Visitor Center entrance sign will be on your right. From the north, access is available from US 1 on the Kennedy Parkway (SR 3) about two miles south of the community of Oak Hill. Access is not available from the south on SR 3 because of the restricted area surrounding the Kennedy Space Center. From the south, visitors must use the Titusville entrance.
Park Hours / Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour
SR 405, Kennedy Space Center, FL, 32899 (866) 737-5235
Live launches of the Space Shuttle and other rockets from the Kennedy Space Center can be viewed and enjoyed from the Lagoon.
POPULAR LOCAL FISHING BAIT AND TACKLE SHOP
Lagoon Bait & Tackle
700 N. US Hwy 1
Oak Hill, FL 32759
One Block N. of Riverbreeze Boat Ramp
Saturday and Sunday – 5:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.
Monday thru Friday: 5:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.
AND 4:30 P.M. to 9:30 P.M.
When available we carry LIVE baits – Shrimp (Regular, Medium and Jumbos), Mullet, Pig Fish, Crabs, Blue Crabs, Fiddler Crabs, Mud Minnows and Sand Fleas.
Ramada Inn Kennedy Space Center Hotel
3500 Cheney Hwy, Titusville, FL 32780
You have two ways of reservering a trips with iOutdoor.
Choose any of the BOOK NOW buttons on the site or simply call +1 (888) 412-1117
and talk with one of our reservation anglers. iOutdoor requires a small deposit of $50 at time of your reservation. If you must change or cancel your reservation, it must be done 24 hours prior to departure date.
1. If iOutdoor is forced to cancel a trip for any reason, a 100% refund will be made if another date cannot be arranged to your satisfaction.
2. iOutdoor can provide complete package trips with accommodations or recommend hotels/motels.
3. Tips are appreciated and are a very real part of the income of the crew. 15%-20% is typical for excellent service.
4. iOutdoor will clean, fillet and package the fish at NO additional charge, but be sure to check that this is not offered on all charters because of state laws.