Beacon 42 Boat Launch and Ramp
Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Access for Vessels
Tuesday April 24, 2018
Beacon 42 is named after the channel marker in the Mosquito Lagoon directly at the waterway entrance to the boat launch area. It's a little tricky getting to and from the Beacon 42 from both roadway and waterway, but the time saved is rewarding if you are trying to avoid the long idle from Bairs Cove Boat Ramp on the Haulover Canal. The most popular way to Beacon 42 coming from Titusville is over the 407 Max Brewer Bridge continue until you get to the fork at Black Point Road and veer left as you cross the RR Tracks and eventually hookup with SR3. State Road 3 or Courtenay Parkway will take you several miles to the Haulover Canal draw bridge where you will cross and continue until you see a golf ball shaped radar dome. Across from the the golf ball is the the beacon 42 ramp road. This dirt road takes you directly to the ramp and the Mosquito Lagoon.
The Mosquito Lagoon requires a use permit for the day which can be purchased at the guest or visitors center on SR 407 in the middle of the refuge. Lagooner Fishing Guides has a yearly pass for all customers that covers all guest and parking.
A popular and secluded boat ramp on the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge is called Beacon 42, restricted access requiring a fee and permit for use.
Last modified: November 02 2016 19:03:50.
Published by: Captain Richard Bradley of Lagooner Fishing Guides©