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Titusville and New Smyrna Beach, FL

Canaveral National Seashore is on a barrier island which includes ocean, beach, dune, hammock, lagoon, salt marsh, and pine flatland habitats.
The barrier island and adjacent waterways offer a blend of plant and animal life. Records show that 1,045 species of plants and 310 species of birds can be found in the park. Endangered species include, but are not limited to, loggerhead, green and leatherback sea turtles, West Indian Manatee, Southern bald eagle, wood stork, peregrine falcon, eastern indigo snake, and Florida scrub jay.

Contact Information
Canaveral National Seashore
308 Julia Street
Titusville, FL 32796-3521


Operating Hours & Seasons

Winter Hours: November - March 6:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M. Summer Hours: April - October 6:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.

Getting There

Orlando International Airport, 1 Airport Blvd. Orlando, FL 32827 407-825-2001
Space Coast Regional Airport Titusville, FL 32780 321-267-8780

North District: I-95 to State Road 44 (Exit 249), East on SR 44 to A1A, South on A1A nine miles to park entrance.

South District - I-95 to State Road 406 (Exit 220), 406 East to 402 East to Park Entrance Station.

Seminole Rest - From I-95 take County Road 5A (Exit 231) east to U.S. 1, U.S. 1 North to the Caution Light in Oak Hill, turn east onto Halifax Avenue to River Road. Turn North on River Road. Seminole Rest is two tenths of a mile on the east side of River Road.

Public Transportation
There is no public transportation in the park. The park visitor may tour the park via private vehicle, bicycle, or on foot. Horseback riding is available in designated areas but the visitor must provide their own horse. A permit is required.

Getting Around

There is no public transportation in the park. Access is either via private vehicle, foot, bike, or horseback riding in designated areas. Horseback riding requires a permit.

Bird Watching, Boating, Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Nature Walks, Swimming, Wildlife Viewing, Windsurfing


Beach Camping

Open From 11/01 To 04/30

386-428-3384 Ext. 10

THERE IS NO RV OR TRAILER CAMPING AVAILABLE AT THIS SITE. Camp on the beach at Canaveral National Seashore. A camping permit is required. Reservations may be made by phone or in person up to 7 days in advance. Permits may be picked up anytime after you make your reservation, but must be in your possession prior to camping. Beach camping is closed during the summer when sea turtles are nesting.

Island Camping

Open All Year

386-428-3384 Ext. 10

THERE IS NO RV OR TRAILER CAMPING AT THIS SITE. Camp on one of eleven designated campsite islands in Mosquito Lagoon. There are no facilities at these sites. Reservations are required. Reservations may be made by phone or in person up to 7 days in advance. Permits may be picked up anytime after you make your reservation, but must be in your possession prior to camping. Winter months when the mosquitoes are less bothersome is the best time to utilize these primitive sites. Boats or canoes are required to get to the campsites.

Beach and Island Camping
North District - New Smyrna Beach

  • Camping is not allowed on or beyond the sand dunes of the seashore.

  • Litter must be removed from the campsite.

  • No glass is allowed at the beach campsite.

  • Campfires are permitted only within designated grills. Only dead or down wood can be used for campfires. Fires on the beach are permitted only within containers (hibachi, barbecue grill, chemical fuel stove. etc.)

  • Pets must be on a leash, not more than 6 feet in length. Pets are prohibited on the beach.

  • Sport fishing and the taking of shellfish are in accordance with State Regulations.

  • Please do not feed or harm the animals or remove plant life within the Seashore; they are protected by Federal law.

  • Firearms are prohibited within the park boundaries.

  • All State Laws are enforced.

  • A camper orientation will be given when a permit is issued at the Information Center at the New Smyrna Beach entrance.



  • Stop by the Information Center, located 1/4 mile south of Turtle Mound on A1A in New Smyrna Beach. Hours of operatioin are 9:00 a.m. to 4:30.

  • Permits will be only be issued 7 days in advance for beach and lagoon camping.

  • Call the Information Center at 386-428-3384 for information on campsite availability.

  • The camping areas are very primitive, lacking fresh water and sanitation facilities. All necessities need to be packed in and all trash packed out.


Eldora State House

Open All Year

The Eldora State House is located in the North District of the Park, near New Smyrna Beach, FL. The Loop Road to Eldora begins 1 mile south of the Information Center. The trail to Eldora State House is located at Parking Area #8 on the Eldora Loop Road.

Please call the Visitor Information Center at 386-428-3384 x10, for current hours of operation.


Information Center

Open All Year 8:00 - 4:00 (Winter) 9:00 - 5:00 (Summer)

386-428-3384, ext.10

The Information Center is located nine miles south of New Smyrna Beach, FL on A1A.

The Information Center is closed Christmas Day only

Summer: Hot and humid - Mid to upper 90's. Watch for sudden thunderstorms and lightning and seek the shelter of your car.
Winter: Mild (60's - 70') May have short period of cold weather during January and February.