Fox Lake is a bit identified, however stunning kayaking spot accessible from the boat ramp at Fox Lake Park in Titusville Florida. Except for the park, the shoreline the lake is undeveloped and bordered alongside the western edge by the Fox Lake Sanctuary, a latest 2,500 acre buy by the Brevard county Environmentally Endangered lands program.
From the boat ramp, paddling north alongside the western edge takes you a small creek the extends just a few hundred yards again into the wetlands, and opens into a bit pond. Expect to see quite a lot of wading birds comparable to egrets and herons, in addition to some geese, cormorants and different species. If you paddle from the boat ramp due north to the alternative shoreline, then comply with that shoreline to the east you can see your self rounding a degree and heading North as soon as once more. Scan the timber for kingfishers, anihingas spreading their wings to dry, Raptors excessive up within the timber, and far more. Sightings of alligators and otters are all the time a risk. Soon you’ll attain a channel by the emergent aquatic vegetation after which a canal of about one mile in size resulting in South Lake.
South Lake is a considerably bigger lake and might get uneven in windy circumstances, so take care and select your day properly, however by paddleling alongside the Western shoreline you’ll come to the mouth of one other creek. Enter this creek and comply with it to the west southwest. You may even see two different channels main off to the proper if they aren’t too weedchoked, however keep to the left following this creek and you’ll come to a different small lake. The southern finish of this lake is dominated by a mound. Called a midden, this mound is definitely comprised of mussel shells and different particles discarded by the earlier inhabitants of the realm, the Ais Indians which died out shortly after preliminary contact with European tradition.
You are additionally now inside the Fox lake Sanctuary and have simply paddled the sanctuary’s designated paddling path. Land entry from Fox Lake Park is presently beneath develop and upon opening in April of 2013, Fox Lake Sanctuary can have 7 miles of climbing and mountain biking trails with signage main the best way. The Sanctuary is contiguous with different conservation lands and is residence to white tail deer, wild hog, wild turkey, Florida scrub jays, wooden storks, sand hill cranes, and lots of different species. Florida black bear have been photographed by distant, movement delicate cameras.
The solely launch web site is Fox Lake Park and all watercraft should be launched from the boat ramp. To get there from Interstate 95, take exit 215 and head east on State Road 50 for about 0.three miles. Turn left on the cease gentle onto SR-405 (South Street). Drive north for about 2.2 miles till you attain the intersection of Fox Lake Road. Turn left (west) and comply with Fox Lake Road till it ends on the park.