Except by permitted hunters during waterfowl season, canoeing and kayaking is not permitted in refuge impoundments. Boating is permitted in the open waters of the Banana River, Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon. However, these lagoon waters have high levels of motor boat traffic (except Banana River) and offer little protection from boat wakes and high winds. As such, they are not ideal for paddling.
Kayaks on Lagoon - Photo by J. Whaley
Kayak Fishing - Photo by Susan Waldron