We love the Banana River! There are many things to do if you find yourself in Brevard County! Check out options below.
Banana River Flats Fishing.
This site is dedicated to the wonderful place we call home – The Banana River..
We don't care if your are a tourist or a local, please look around – I'm sure you will find something on the Space Coast you want to do!
"Although located in an urban area, the Banana River Aquatic Preserve offers many opportunities to view and experience the estuarine resources of the Indian River Lagoon system. Paddling the mangrove-lined backwaters of the Thousand Islands in Cocoa Beach or walking the trails along the marsh at Ulumay Wildlife Sanctuary adjacent to Sykes Creek are just a few of the opportunities available to visit this natural treasure."
Acreage: 30,000 acres
Sykes Creek is the main tributary within Banana River Aquatic Preserve.
The most important spring habitat (300-500 individuals/survey day) for the east coast population of manatees has been the northern Banana River (2001, Florida Manatee Recovery Plan). Large numbers of manatees use the Banana River almost year-round.
The Banana River supports the largest pelican rookery on the Atlantic Coast, a significant population of alligators, and diamondback terrapin turtles.
Favored by recreational fisherman, the shallow seagrass and mangrove based ecosystem supports large gamefish.