Canaveral Port Authority To Provide Boat Trailer Parking During Red Snapper Season in July
By Space Coast Daily // July 11, 2019
Boaters, at all times, whether parking at these boat ramps or not, can access the ramp
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – The Canaveral Port Authority is expecting boat trailer parking at Port Canaveral will be in high demand during the 2019 Federal Atlantic Recreational Red Snapper Season which will run July 12 to 14 and July 19 to 20.
As always, boat trailer parking at the Port’s Freddie Patrick Park boat ramps and Rodney S. Ketcham Park boat ramps are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity is reached.
Boaters – at all times – whether parking at these boat ramps or not— can access the ramps to launch their boat and seek parking elsewhere for their vehicle and trailer.
To promote the safety and enjoyment for all, boaters are strongly advised to have a plan before arriving at Port Canaveral.
Electronic signs along George King Boulevard will advise arriving boaters if trailer parking at Freddie Patrick Park boat ramps is at capacity.
Once the lot is full, boaters will still be able to drop in at Freddie Patrick Park boat ramps, however, they will need to seek parking elsewhere for their vehicle and trailer.
Boaters who drop their boat at any Port Canaveral boat ramp should ensure they have a capable operator on board their vessel to safely move and hold their vessel away from the boat ramp launching area while they seek parking for their vehicle and trailer.
Additionally, and only for the 2019 Federal Atlantic Recreational Red Snapper Season (July 12-14 and July 19-20), in an effort to accommodate the anticipated parking demand, the Canaveral Port Authority is also offering free boat trailer parking on the front lawn of the Port’s Maritime Center, located at 445 Challenger Road, Cape Canaveral, starting at 5 a.m. with a free shuttle bus service for boaters to/from the Freddie Patrick Boat Ramps from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m.
An electronic sign on George King Boulevard will direct boaters to the special event boat trailer parking entrance.
Port Canaveral staff will be on hand to ensure boaters park safely and with courtesy to ensure easy exiting of the area. Refer to the below map for Maritime Center parking site detail and shuttle bus pick-up/drop-off location.
Important Reminders about Port Canaveral Boat Ramps and Parking
- Boat ramp parking is always free and available on a first-come, first served basis. When the lot is full, it’s full and boaters will need to seek parking elsewhere for their vehicle and trailer.
- Port Canaveral boat ramps are free and open 24/7, 365 days a year. Boat ramps do not close. Boaters, whether parking at the ramps or not, can access the ramps to drop their boat and tackle.
- Boat ramp parking spaces at Freddie Patrick Park boat ramps have not changed – the configuration of parking has. See map above for more details.
- Boaters who drop their boat at any Port Canaveral boat ramp should ensure they have a capable operator on board the vessel to safely move and hold the vessel away from the boat ramp launch area while they seek parking for their vehicle and trailer.
- Please be aware that vehicles and trailers left in unauthorized areas may be subject to ticketing and towing.
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