Thousand Islands Conservation Area

This 338-acre site, located in Cocoa Beach, consists of a series of islands in the Indian River Lagoon on the south side of Minuteman Causeway. With the exception of a short nature trail along Fourth Street South, all access to the islands is by boat. The primary access point is from Ramp Road boat ramp in Cocoa Beach. A short nature trail exists on the northern most island (North Crawford Island), and a marked paddling trail is in development. The islands have many channels that provide great paddling opportunities.

Thousand Islands Conservation Area Entrance and Information
The Thousand Islands Plaque
Picnic areas along waterfront boardwalk
Boat Ramp
Dock with benches


Canoe / Kayak

Drinking Water





Wildlife Viewing

Do's & Don'ts

  • Stay on the trail for personal safety and protection of the natural environment.
  • Removal of plants, animals, archaeological, or cultural resources is prohibited.
  • Do not feed, disturb, or harm wildlife.
  • Pets, smoking, alcohol, and motorized vehicles are prohibited.
  • No Hunting allowed.