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Pine Island Conservation Area, Brevard County EEL Program
The north end off Pine Island Road will be closed Monday to Thursday beginning April 21st to accommodate the installation of two hydraulic pumps for stormwater diversion. The Conservation Area will be re-opened for weekend access, beginning with Friday mornings. Installation is expected to last about a month, at which point the site will re-open for daily use.
Please note that access to the South Borrow Lake is temporarily restricted, due to construction activity for the stormwater retrofit of this Lake.  Coming from the Sams House, the Garnet Trail will be closed at the 'overlook' at the south end of the South Lake, and there is no access to the Lake or Sams Creek from Pine Island Road.  Please use caution, as heavy equipment is being operated in the entire area south of the PICA main gate.

Pine Island Conservation Area

Pine Island Conversation Area Brevard County EEL Program

This 950-acre conservation area provides access to 2 trails at the trailhead 0.5 mile from main entrance. These moderate walks lead through pine flatwoods and hydric hammock 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. Two canoe 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: 950 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

Dos & Don'ts:

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.

File NameSizeUploaded on
Pine Island Knotes #1 12-2012 1.31 MB03/19/2014
Pine Island Knotes #2 03-2013 2.57 MB03/19/2014
Pine Island Knotes #3 07-2013 1.78 MB03/19/2014
Pine Island Knotes #4 11-2013 4.45 MB03/19/2014
Pine Island Knotes #5 03-2014 3.92 MB03/19/2014

Pine Island Conservation Area

Interim Central Management Region
Land Manager: Ray Mojica
Phone: 321-501-3870

2100 Pine Island Road

Merritt Island, FL 32953

October - April: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
May - September: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM


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