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Beacon 42 Boat Ramp on the Mosquito Lagoon

Beacon 42 Boat Launch and Ramp

Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Access for Vessels

Friday June 22, 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.

Published by: Captain of Lagooner Fishing Guides©

Author Captain Richard Bradley

Captain Richard Bradley is the author and contributor for many of the articles written on the Lagooner website. Richard is a professional fishing guide, taking anglers in his native waters near the Banana and Mosquito Lagoons on Florida's central east coast almost three hundred trips seasonally. When not charter fishing, Captain Richard enjoys time with his family surfing, fishing, camping and various other outdoor activities.

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