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Canaveral Marshes Conservation Area


12,644 acres. The southeastern portion of this property is jointly owned with the state of Florida.


In Brevard County, between State Road (SR) 520 and SR 50.


This conservation area was acquired to help protect the St. Johns River floodplain. The river elevation drops an average of only one foot per five miles on this property, which includes approximately 20 to 25 miles of river shoreline. The low gradient and large floodplain allow the St. Johns River to function as a water storage area, serving as a natural regulator during high and low water stages. The Tosohatchee State Reserve lies to the south and west. The Florida Trail Association has established hiking trails in the area.

Wildlife viewing:

Please respect Florida’s wildlife and use caution while visiting district lands. These are wild animals. For your safety, do not approach or feed any wild animal. The marshes provide habitat for a diverse population of fish and wildlife, including numerous migratory and resident wading birds and waterfowl, alligators and many listed species.

Wildlife Viewing Hiking Fishing Biking Canoeing Boating
Recreational activities:
  1. Fishing, hiking, bicycling, canoeing, boating and wildlife viewing. more info
  2. Boating and canoeing opportunities are available on the St. Johns River; however, there are no launches located on the property.
Restrictions: more info
  1. Motorized vehicles are not permitted.

By boat ramps along SR 520 (Lone Cabbage Fish Camp) and the Brevard County Park ramp. Boat ramps are also available along SR 50 (Orange County public boat ramp and Midway Fish Camp).

For more information:

Call the district’s Bureau of Land Resources at 386-329-4404.


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