Comments: There is an awesome BBQ takeout joint in the town of Grant, right across the river from me at Honest John's Fish Camp, that you may want to add to your list of restaurants. It is called Big Dog's BBQ and is located in a trailer in the parking lot of the Citgo gas station in downtown Grant. Dockage is afforded at the Brevard County owned boat ramp and dock on the east side of US1 right across from First Street, west of ICW marker number 38. Dock on the south side of this dock as there is a nasty oyster bar on the north side. Many boaters from the island community of Grant Farm Island use this dock and parking lot to keep their boats and cars. Big Dog's is the sort of place I look for when traversing the ICW that are hard to find without local knowledge. Jonathan
Donald MacDonald Park is located at 12315 Roseland Road in Roseland and lies on the Sebastian River (northern Indian River County). Features include 29 primitive campsites and one site with electricty, an observation boardwalk, boat launch, restrooms with showers, fire pits, concrete picnic tables. The Park is open 365 days per year. There are no reservations taken and camping availability is on a first come first serve basis. Donald MacDonald Ranger's Office also has a Multipurpose Room available for rentals. For more information, please call 772-589-0087.
Wake up each morning with the birds flying overhead, the "Fish A Jumping" and God's beautiful world is beckoning you to come play. Come and see for yourself the breathtaking sunrises, incredible sunsets and bountiful wild life that can only be experienced on the Indian River Lagoon.
he central location of Sebastian Inlet’s Tent campground makes it a popular camping spot. It is a mere stone’s throw from the inlet and a short stroll from the beach. All 51 campsites have water and electrical hook-ups, a fire ring with grill, and a picnic table. Also available are full restroom facilities (A.D.A. accesible), a dump station, laundry facilities, and pay phones. Reservations are offered up to 11 months in advance. Check-in time is from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Reservations for campsites may be made by contacting ReserveAmerica, toll-free, at 1-800 326-3521 (8:00 am to 8:00 pm), 1-888-433-0287 (TDD) (For Hearing Disabled). A.D.A. campsites may be requested. Sebastian Inlet State Park also offers the Bedtime Story Camper Lending Library of picture books for campers aged four to nine. From sea turtles to pirates, the Lending Library is a fun way to enhance your child’s experience in the Real Florida. For a quiet afternoon or bedtime, share a story with your child to help explain the sights and sounds of Sebastian Inlet.
Boat ramps are located on both sides of Sebastian Inlet State Park. Boaters have access to the brackish waters of the Indian River Lagoon, the Intracoastal Waterway, the freshwater of the Sebastian River, and to the salty water of the Atlantic Ocean. The Gulf Stream is located about 25 to 30 miles east of Sebastian Inlet.
Pelican Island and its array of birds can be viewed from the refuge's new public facilities located adjacent to the island or by making reservations with one of the local boat tour operators.
The on the refuge were opened on March 14, 2003, partnership with Indian River County, as a part of the Centennial Celebration of Pelican Island and the National Wildlife Refuge System. These new facilities are providing the public with the first opportunity, in it's 100-year history, to view the Pelican Island rookery from land and without the use of a boat and explore other areas of the national wildlife refuge. Recreational opportunities at the new refuge facilities include hiking, bird watching, wildlife observation and photography.
Pelican Island can be viewed by boat. There are several public boat ramps to access the refuge waters by personal watercraft. Access to the island itself is restricted to outside of the posted closed area signs around the island. Boating is permitted elsewhere in the open water areas of the refuge within the Indian River Lagoon. Boaters are cautioned to observe posted manatee slow speed zones in the Refuge.
There are plenty of local boat, kayak and canoe tour vendors that offer rentals or daily trips to view Pelican Island. Reservations are strongly suggested, as times and availability may vary due to seasonal demand and weather. The tours are guided and offer educational opportunities about Pelican Island and the Indian River Lagoon. Viewing the island by boat offers excellent, up-close bird watching and photography opportunities.
Fishing is permitted in the open water areas of the Refuge. There are good fishing opportunities for redfish, snook, sea trout, mangrove snapper, and other popular sport fish. State fishing regulations apply within the Refuge. Fishermen can recycle or discard their used monofilament fishing lines at area boat ramps. Fishermen are encouraged to use biodegradable cotton braided fishing line where available.
Recreational shellfish harvesting is permitted in the Refuge, but outside of the designated commercial shellfish leases. Raking for shellfish is not permitted in the refuge.
Welcome to the scenic Indian River! Capt'n Butcher's waterfront lodging is located just feet from the water. Sit back and enjoy the view from your spacious private porch. Whether you're staying overnight for a fishing tournment or looking to take that extended vacation, both one bedroom efficiency suites and two bedroom, second-level townhomes are available. Efficiencies and townhomes include full-size stove and refrigerator, spacious bedroom(s), and a large living/dining room with a view of the water. All suites are non-smoking. Sorry, we do not accept pets.
All cottages have central AC, adorably furnished, fully equipped standard kitchen with full size living room, eat in kitchens and full size bathrooms. Each cottage has an outdoor patio with picnic tables/umbrella/Adirondack chairs and a charcoal grill. The cottages are a perfect setting for a relaxing vacation or a short term stay. We have many guests who have stayed with us when they are relocating to the area.
Sportsman's Motel and Marina is located right on the banks of the Indian River Lagoon in Sebastian, Florida. Our rooms are spacious and well appointed. We are locally owned and operated. Enjoy your vacation with us; spend a night or more as you travel the Florida East Coast and relax in our beautiful Florida weather.