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Pine Island Conservation Area, Brevard County EEL Program

Pine Island Conservation Area

The Kayak Launch area near the Manatee Observation Deck is open for public access. Commercial ventures have preferential use of the area twice daily on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Please use Courtesy during times of high traffic so that all may have safe entrance and exit from the water at the ramp.
Please use trash containers on site and or pack out all extra waste materials. 
Pine Island Conversation Area Brevard County EEL Program

This 880-acre conservation area provides access to the trailhead 0.5 mile from main entrance leading to over 7 miles of trails. These moderate walks lead through pine flatwoods and hydric hammock habitats, as well along the restored Saltmarsh habitats. Hikers will also see cabbage palm hammocks and hardwood hammocks, with mangrove forests and marshes fringing the Indian River Lagoon. The interior marsh ponds and borrow lakes make great spots for canoeing, kayaking, and fishing. The canoe/kayak trails invite a relaxing way for visitors to observe area wildlife. Cycling and horseback riding are permitted on the established roads and bike trails only. Please do not ride bikes on hiking trails.


Acquired and managed in partnership with St Johns River Water Management District

Size: ‚Äčover ‚Äč880 acres

Activities:
Habitats: Pine flatwoods, cabbage palm hammocks, hardwood hammocks, mangrove forests, and salt marshes

Wildlife: Gopher tortoise, bobcat, eastern indigo snake. In Sams Creek, the west Indian manatee, bottlenose dolphin, alligator. Listed in State of Florida Great Florida Birding Trail for American Wigeon, migratory Blue-winged Teal, migratory songbirds, waders, shorebirds, Woodstork, and Osprey.

ADA Access: Advance notice needed for special accommodations

Visitor Guidlelines:

Pine Island Preservation Society

The purpose of the Pine Island Preservation Society is to promote conservation, awareness, historic preservation, and appreciation of the Pine Island Conservation Area to provide assistance to the Environmentally Endangered Lands Program.

Pine Island Conservation Area

Central Management Region
Land Manager: David DeMeyer
Phone: 321-449-4720

2100 Pine Island Road

Merritt Island, FL 32953

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