things to do BK adventure logoDirections to Haulover Canal Kayak Launch – North Side of the Canal

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Drive toward Titusville, FL to the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge. (Please note, this is NOT in Merritt Island, Florida… It is in Titusville, Florida.)

 Haulover Canal Kayak Launch Site – PLEASE READ ALL OF THE DIRECTIONS as the Wildlife Refuge is not marked like a city and GPS is not always reliable.


We will be launching at Haulover Canal North Side Kayak Launch site. Here is a link Google Maps to the entrance of NW Haulover Rd.(GPS Google Maps – “Haulover Canal Kayak Launch”)  The pin-drop is at the top of Taylor Street, but please drive all the way to the end.  It is a windy dirt road about 1/2 mile long.

Depending on the direction you are coming from, step by step directions may not line up with GPS directions. We recommend you look over your trip before heading out, as cell service is spotty in some areas.


From Orlando – take 528 (Beachline) to I-95 North.


Drive toward Titusville, FL to the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge. (Please note, this is NOT in Merritt Island, Florida… It is in Titusville, Florida.)


Titusville, Florida is easily accessible from most locations from Interstate 95 (I-95).


Directions from I-95 towards Titusville


Take exit 220 for FL 406 East (Garden St.)


Follow FL 406 East through Titusville and over the A. Max Brewer Memorial Bridge. Continue on the road for approximately one mile.


Take a left at the fork in the road for A. Max Brew Memorial Pkwy. On the map, it looks straight, but not in person. (Thanks to the locals, there are some burnout marks at the fork that do a decent job of marking the fork.)


You will know you made the correct turn if the speed limit is 35 mph until you cross a train track and it goes up to 45 mph. Continue down this road (Past Black Point Wildlife Trail.) to the very end, and you will reach a stop sign and you can’t go straight. Turn left onto this road (Courtenay/Kennedy Pkwy.)


Follow this road about 6 miles until you see the drawbridge, just over the drawbridge, take the first left.  (You should see a sign that says Taylor St. with a kayaking symbol below it.)  This is a dirt/gravel road that will wind left and take you next to the canal, you will be on the final stretch when you take a right through a narrow set of pylons, and then you will be driving alongside the Haulover Canal.


Follow that road along Haulover Canal to the very end. You will see a beach. That is where we will meet and launch the kayaks. Be sure to stop and use the restroom in town before coming out on the Refuge. Unfortunately, there are no facilities at the launch site. If you have any questions, you can call us at (407) 361-9969 and we will be happy to help with directions over the phone.



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