• Activities:

    Canoeing, Camping, Photography, Kayaking

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Groups
River
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Set out across Mosquito Bay to visit some of the rustic island campsites.

Drive South on Atlantic Avenue in New Smyrna Beach until you see the guard shack. Pay the $5 entrance fee. Parking area #7 is a good place to start. Canoe rentals are available (weather permitting) for campsites #1-#5 only. Canoe rentals are $25 per night and available to individuals 18 years and older. Canoe capacity is two adults per canoe, plus gear. For canoe rentals, please inquire at the Apollo Beach Visitor Center or call (386) 428-3384 ext.0 for more information.)

Pack List

  • Kayak or small boat (or rent a canoe at the ranger station)
  • Backcountry campsite map 
  • Biodegradable toilet paper & trowel (bury your waste) 
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Bear bin or similar to keep raccoons out of your food
  • Tent or hammock 
  • Sleeping bag
  • Trash bag (leave no trace - pack it out) 
  • Cooler and ice
  • Food
  • Plenty of fresh water 
  • Leash for dog
  • Firewood (for fire pit provided)
  • Insect repellent (this is Mosquito Lagoon)
  • Sunscreen
  • GPS and extra battery or battery charger 
  • Cell phone 
  • Emergency first aid kit
  • Fishing supplies and permit
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