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Palm Bay Regional Park
1951 Malabar Road NW, Palm Bay
FROM I-95 Exit-173 take SR-514-Malabar Road west 6 miles and turn right into the park road.
Open after 7:00 a.m. until dark, except for scheduled use.
Four lakes for shoreline fishing and rustic group camping is available by permit for organized youth groups.
GPS N 28 00.455 W 80 43.987
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Twin Lakes Park
Fordham & Bianca Streets NE Palm Bay, FL 32905
Park in Palm Bay with two ponds on site for shoreline fishing.
GPS N 28 01.625 W 80 34.948
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St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park;
At 21,748 acres most of this property is jointly owned with the State of Florida and is located in Brevard and Indian River Counties.
From I-95, take exit 73 and go east on Malabar Road (State Road 514). Turn south onto Babcock Road (County Road 507), travel 11.5 miles and turn east onto Buffer Preserve Drive. The south entrance is off Fellsmere Road (CR 512), 1.8 miles east of I-95.
East of Babcock Road, , the C-54 Canal runs through the Preserve until it meets with the Sebastian River. The canal can be fished from shore from several designated parking areas along Buffer Preserve Drive, the main entrance.
The preserve is open from 8 a.m. to sunset, every day of the year.
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GPS N 27 49.479 W 80 36.401
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C54 Canal;
The C-54 was dug between 1966 and 1970 as a major flood relief channel for thousands of acres of farm and ranch land in the western portions of Brevard and Indian River counties. The canal, now managed by the St. Johns River Water Management District, is 12 miles long, starting at the famed Stick Marsh-Farm 13 impoundment and ending on the channelized north fork of the Sebastian River.
It was dredged to depths of 16 to 18 feet, and is 300 feet wide. The design included an 8-to 10-foot-wide shelf extending out-from the shorelines before dropping off to deep water.
A single-lane dirt ramp on the south side of the canal a quarter-mile west of Babcock Street Bridge is the only boat or canoe / kayak launch site on the canal. It is also the only designated parking area along the canal, however you can walk the canal shoreline and fish from here. The portion of the canal east of Babcock is within the St. Sebastain River Preserve State Park. Bank fishing access there is through the main entrance to the park just north of the C-54 Canal. Water control structures are at both ends of the canal.
GPS N 27 49.377 W 80 36.788
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Stick Marsh / Farm 13
This impoundment was designed to contain and treat water from the C-54 Canal, prevent flooding reduce freshwater inflow into the Indian River Lagoon to the east. For bank fishermen, the C-54 Recreation Pad area for the boat ramp at the end of the Fellsmere Grade provide foot access Blue Cypress Conservation Area by walking the levee to the south. The southern levee borders the Stick Marsh impoundment and can be bank fished from this levee. The name Stick Marsh refers to the standing dead trees in the water from when the area was impounded and flooded. The result has been a world class Bass fishery. Today this area boasts one of the highest percentages of bass ten pounds or greater when compared to the total catch of anywhere in the nation. This area is within the Blue Cypress Conservation Area. A similar impoundment is planned for the Three Forks Marsh Conservation Area to the north yet is not complete at this time. However, walking north on the levee from the recreation pad currently takes you along the T.M. Godwin Waterfowl Management Area and along a canal about 20 to 30 ft. wide for bank fishing.
GPS N 27 49.343 W 80 42.478
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Lake Blue Cypress County Park;

Blue Cypress Park is located at 7400 Blue Cypress Lake Road. . To get there take State Road 60 from Interstate 95 about 18 miles, turn right on Blue Cypress Road. The park will be at the end of this road, about 4.3 miles, just past Middleton's Fish Camp (Below) Features include 2 boat launches, a floating dock, paved parking, grass overflow parking, rest room facilities with showers and 2 covered pavilions.
GPS N 27 43.628 W 80 46.599
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