Kayak Fox Lake in Titusville Florida

Posted by Dean Pettit on 27. March 2013

Fox LakeFox Lake is a little known, but beautiful kayaking spot accessible from the boat ramp at Fox Lake Park in Titusville Florida. Except for the park, the shoreline of Fox Lake is undeveloped and bordered along the western edge by the Fox Lake Sanctuary, a recent 2,800 acre purchase by the Brevard county Environmentally Endangered lands program (Should be opening to the public in Spring of 2013).

From the boat ramp, paddling north along the western edge takes you a small creek the extends a few hundred yards back into the wetlands, while paddling to the north east from the ramp around the point then north will take you to the mouth af a canal of about one mile in length leading to South Lake. South Lake is a larger lake than fox lake and can get choppy in windy conditions, but by following the western shoreline you will come to the mouth of a larger creek which will lead you about a mile or so to the west southwest and open into a pond within the Fox Lake Sanctuary.

Wildlife sightings include many bird species including Sandhill Cranes, Limpkins, herons egrets, and osprey, while the wooded areas surrounding the lakes are home to Wild Turkey, many species of songbirds and raptors. Alligators are commonly spotted, while the existence of Florida Black Bear has been confirmed by motion sensitive cameras placed in the wooded portions of the sanctuary.

Getting There
From Interstate 95, take exit 215 and head east on State Road 50 for about 0.3 miles. Turn left at the stop light onto SR-405 (South Street).  Drive north for about 2.2 miles until you reach the intersection of Fox Lake Road. Turn left (west) and follow Fox Lake Road until it ends at the park.

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